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.
- Also trich·i·ni·a·sis [trik-uh-nahy-uh-sis]. /ˌtrɪk əˈnaɪ ə sɪs/.
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How to use trichinosis in a sentence
It is fairly constant in trichinosis, uncinariasis, filariasis, and echinococcus disease.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis | James Campbell Todd
trichinosis is one of the most fatal of diseases, but fortunately is not common.Encyclopedia of Diet | Eugene Christian
In about ten days the animal showed the most marked symptoms of trichinosis.Parasites | T. Spencer Cobbold
On the 26th of April the animal seemed to be attacked with symptoms of trichinosis.Parasites | T. Spencer Cobbold
This causes a painful and often fatal disease known as trichinosis.A Civic Biology | George William Hunter
British Dictionary definitions for trichinosis
a disease characterized by nausea, fever, diarrhoea, and swelling of the muscles, caused by ingestion of pork infected with trichina larvae: Also called: trichiniasis (ˌtrɪkɪˈnaɪəsɪs)
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Scientific definitions for trichinosis
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
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