trichina
noun (plural trichinae; also -nas) Etymology: New Latin, from Greek trichinos made of hair, from trich-, thrix hair Date: 1835 a small slender nematode worm (Trichinella spiralis) that is a parasite of flesh-eating mammals (as humans and swine) with larvae that migrate from the intestines to striated muscles where they become encysted • trichinal adjective

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  • trichină — TRICHÍNĂ, trichine, s.f. Vierme parazit care trăieşte în intestinul şobolanilor, porcilor, urşilor etc. sau închistat în muşchii acestor animale, putând trece şi la om, prin consumarea cărnii de porc infestate (Trichinella spiralis). – Din fr.… …   Dicționar Român

  • 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trichina — trichinà sl. (2) DŽ, NdŽ; LL257, L741, Rtr, E, S.Mast, KŽ žr. trichinelė: Suradus nors vieną trichiną, visą skerdieną reikia utilizuoti arba sunaikinti rš …   Dictionary of the Lithuanian Language

  • Trichĭna — (T. spiralis), Haarwurm in den willkürlichen Muskeln des Menschen von R. Owen gefunden. Er gehört in die Familie der Fadenwürmer (Nematoidea), nur 1/3–1 Linie lang, spiralig zusammengerollt, fadenförmig, stumpf, am dickeren Ende mit der Spur… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • TRICHINA — oppid. Lucaniae …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • trichina — [tri kī′nə] n. pl. trichinae [tri kī′nē] [ModL < Gr trichinos, hairy < thrix (gen. trichos), hair] a very small nematode worm (Trichinella spiralis) that causes trichinosis trichinal adj …   English World 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

  • Trichina — Old name for a genus of nematode worms, correctly called Trichinella. * * * Trichina n syn of TRICHINELLA * * * Tri·chi·na (trĭ kiґnə) Trichinella …   Medical dictionary

  • trichina — A larval worm of the genus Trichinella; the infective form in pork. [Mod. L., fr. G. thrix (trich ), a hair] * * * Trichina n syn of TRICHINELLA * * * Tri·chi·na (trĭ kiґnə) Trichinella …   Medical dictionary

  • trichina — tri·chì·na s.f. TS zool.com. nome comunemente dato ai vermi del genere Trichinella, parassiti di molti mammiferi {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1861. ETIMO: dal lat. scient. Trichīna, der. del gr. tríkhinos peloso …   Dizionario italiano

  • trichina — tri•chi•na [[t]trɪˈkaɪ nə[/t]] n. pl. nae ( nē). mcr a nematode, Trichinella spiralis, parasitic esp. in humans, pigs, and rats • Etymology: 1825–35; < NL < Gk tríchina, n. use of fem. of tríchinos of hair. See tricho , ine I …   From formal English to slang

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