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trichinosis

[ trik-uh-noh-sis ]
/ ˌtrɪk əˈnoʊ sɪs /
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noun Pathology.

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.

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Also trich·i·ni·a·sis [trik-uh-nahy-uh-sis]. /ˌtrɪk əˈnaɪ ə sɪs/.

Origin of trichinosis

First recorded in 1865–70; trichin(a) + -osis
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British Dictionary definitions for trichinosis

trichinosis
/ (ˌtrɪkɪˈnəʊsɪs) /

noun

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 for trichinosis

C19: from New Latin trichina
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for trichinosis

trichinosis
[ trĭk′ə-nōsĭs ]

n.

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.
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Scientific definitions for trichinosis

trichinosis
[ trĭk′ə-nōsĭs ]

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.
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Cultural definitions for trichinosis

trichinosis
[ (trik-uh-noh-sis) ]

A disease caused by eating raw or undercooked pork infested with a kind of worm that lives as a parasite. The disease is characterized by nausea, diarrhea, and pain and swelling in the muscles.

The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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