A superfamily of nematodes, including the following roundworms that are parasitic in humans: Trichinella spiralis, the trichina worm (family Trichinellidae); Trichuris trichiura, the human whipworm; Capillaria hepatica, the capillary liver worm; and C. philippinensis (family Trichuridae).
Synonym(s): Trichinellicae
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Phylum NEMATODA Rudolphi, 1808 Class ADENOPHOREA Chitwood, 1958 Order ENOPLIDA Baird, 1853 Superfamily TRICHINELLOIDEA Hall, 1916 Family TRICHURIDAE Raillet, 1915 TRICHURIS Roederer, 1761 Trichuris sp.