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Medical Term:

trichuriasis

Pronunciation: trik'yu-ri'a-sis

Definition: Infection with nematodes of the genus Trichuris. In humans, intestinal parasitization by T. trichiura is usually asymptomatic and not associated with peripheral eosinophilia; in massive infections it frequently induces diarrhea or rectal prolapse.

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