- a disease resulting from infestation with Trichinella spiralis, occurring in humans, caused by ingestion of infested, undercooked pork, and characterized by fever, muscle weakness, and diarrhea.
Origin of trichinosis
Examples from the Web for trichinosis
Trichinosis is one of the most fatal of diseases, but fortunately is not common.Encyclopedia of Diet
On the 26th of April the animal seemed to be attacked with symptoms of Trichinosis.
In about ten days the animal showed the most marked symptoms of trichinosis.
This causes a painful and often fatal disease known as trichinosis.A Civic Biology
George William Hunter
Consequently his mind was in a whirl of icebergs, Maupassant, and trichinosis.The Trimmed Lamp</p>
- a disease characterized by nausea, fever, diarrhoea, and swelling of the muscles, caused by ingestion of pork infected with trichina larvaeAlso called: trichiniasis (ˌtrɪkɪˈnaɪəsɪs)
Word Origin and History for trichinosis
"disease caused by trichinae," 1866, coined by Bernhard Rupprecht (1815-1877) from trichina (1835), Modern Latin, genus name of certain minute parasitic worms, from Greek trikhine, fem. of trikhinos "of or like hair," from thrix (genitive trikhos) "hair."
- A disease caused by eating undercooked meat, usually pork, that is infested with trichinae that develop as adults in the intestines and as larvae in the muscles and cause intestinal pain, fever, nausea, muscular pain, and edema.
- A disease caused by the parasitic nematode Trichinella spiralis that is ingested as larvae found in the muscle tissue of undercooked meat, especially pork. Once digested, the larvae develop into adult worms in the intestinal tract. Trichinosis is characterized by fever, intestinal pain, nausea, muscular pain, and edema.