The whipworm derives its name from its characteristic whiplike shape; the adult ( male, 30-45 mm; female, 35-50 mm) buries its thin, threadlike.
Adult worms have elongate whip-like bodies (3-7cm long), with a long thin anterior Other whipworm species occur in a range of domestic and wild animals.
[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.