[Trichuris trichiura] . The adult worms (approximately 4 cm in length) live in the cecum and ascending colon. The life span of the adults is about 1 year.
Trichuris trichiura, Trichocephalus trichiuris or whipworm, is a parasitic roundworm (a type of Finally maturing into the adult stage in the intestines.
Adult Trichuris trichiura males are mm long, with a coiled posterior end. Adult females are mm with a straight posterior end.
CHARACTERISTICS: Trichuris trichiura is a gastrointestinal nematode in the family Trichuridae, genus Trichuris(5). T. trichiura adult parasites are characterized.
(A) Masses of Trichuris trichiura (whipworms) in colon of a child. (B) Section of large intestine showing adult whipworms (natural infection of T. vulpis in dog).