Definition of whipworm in English:

whipworm

noun

  • A parasitic nematode worm with a stout posterior and slender anterior part, especially one that infests the intestines of domestic animals.

    • ‘Our vet also found that he had hookworms and whipworms and these are now gone.’
    • ‘He came up with the idea after noticing that a rise in cases of IBD coincided with a drop in infections caused by roundworms and human whipworms.’
    • ‘For example, transmission of roundworm, whipworm and hookworm requires a warm wet environment to ensure survival of eggs or larvae in soil that is contaminated with human faeces.’
    • ‘Infections with parasites was common: whipworm, round-worm, and hookworm (Ancylostoma spp.).’
    • ‘These parasites, such as roundworm, hookworm and whipworm, are found in the soil in some areas and spread through ingestion of infected soil or through the soles of bare feet.’

Pronunciation

whipworm

/ˈwɪpwəːm/