Trichinae
Trichina Tri*chi"na (-n[.a]), n.; pl. {Trichin[ae]}. [NL., fr. Gr. ? hairy, made of hair, fr. tri`x, tricho`s, hair.] (Zo["o]l.) A small, slender nematoid worm ({Trichina spiralis}) which, in the larval state, is parasitic, often in immense numbers, in the voluntary muscles of man, the hog, and many other animals. When insufficiently cooked meat containing the larv[ae] is swallowed by man, they are liberated and rapidly become adult, pair, and the ovoviviparous females produce in a short time large numbers of young which find their way into the muscles, either directly, or indirectly by means of the blood. Their presence in the muscles and the intestines in large numbers produces trichinosis. [1913 Webster]

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  • trichinae — tri·chi·na || trɪ kaɪnÉ™ n. parasitic worm which lives in the intestine and whose larva encysts in muscle tissue, Trichinella spiralis …   English contemporary dictionary

  • trichina — /tri kuy neuh/, n., pl. trichinae / nee/. a nematode, Trichinella spiralis, the adults of which live in the intestine and produce larvae that encyst in the muscle tissue, esp. in pigs, rats, and humans. [1825 35; < NL < Gk tríchina, n. use of fem …   Universalium

  • trichinous — Infected with trichina worms. * * * tri·chi·nous trik ə nəs, trik ī adj 1) infested with trichinae <trichinous meat> 2) of, relating to, or involving trichinae or trichinosis <trichinous infection> * * * trich·i·nous (trikґĭ… …   Medical dictionary

  • trichinize — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌnīz transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: New Latin trichina + English ize : to cause to become trichinous : affect with trichinae was estimated that at least 139 prisoners were trichinized F.H.Hathaway * * * trichinization, n …   Useful english dictionary

  • trichinous — adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1857 1. infested with trichinae < trichinous meat > 2. of, relating to, or involving trichinae or trichinosis < trichinous infection > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Trichinosis — Trichinosis, also called trichinellosis, or trichiniasis, is a parasitic disease caused by eating raw or undercooked pork and wild game infected with the larvae of a species of roundworm Trichinella spiralis , commonly called the trichina worm.… …   Wikipedia

  • Trichinellose — Trichinose La trichinose ou trichinellose est une parasitose tissulaire survenant chez l homme et de nombreux mammifères. Elle est transmise par la consommation de viande de porc crue ou insuffisamment cuite, ou de gibier contaminé par les larves …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Trichinose — La trichinose ou trichinellose est une parasitose tissulaire survenant chez l homme et de nombreux mammifères. Elle est transmise par la consommation de viande de porc crue ou insuffisamment cuite, ou de gibier contaminé par les larves d un ver… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • trichinous — ˈtrikənəs, trə̇ˈkīn adjective Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary trichin (from New Latin trichina) + ous 1. : infested with trichinae trichinous meat 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • measly — adjective (measlier; est) Date: 1687 1. infected with measles 2. a. containing larval tapeworms b. infested with trichinae 3. contemptibly small …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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