So we were liable more or less to trichina and insomnia, but still we were free from sewer gas and poll tax.
Vinegar eels, the horsehair worm, the pork worm or trichina and the dread hookworm are examples.
Hitherto, trichina has not been observed in our British-fed swine in more than one or two, or possibly three instances.
The pork worm or trichina, however, is a parasite which may cause serious injury.
In the pig, the trichina, if present, may always be found in the muscles of the eye.
It is the same with the tænia, or tape-worm, with the trichina, or fine hair-worm.
The trichina is a nematode worm, and not an insect, as it was at first called.
In this country an unexplained marked eosinophilia warrants examination of a portion of muscle for trichina spiralis (p. 255).
The trichina capsules commonly measure about one-fifth of a line long, and the coiled worm within is scarcely a half-line long.
The trichina spiralis, both free and in a cyst, in several experiments always died at 48 C.
trichina tri·chi·na (trĭ-kī'nə)
n. pl. tri·chi·nae (-nē)
A small, slender parasitic nematode (Trichinella spiralis) that infests the intestines of various mammals and whose larvae move through the bloodstream, becoming encysted in muscles.