trichinosis "disease caused by trichinae," 1866, coined by Bernhard Rupprecht (1815-77) from trichina (1835), from Mod.L., genus name of certain minute parasitic worms, from Gk. trikhine, fem. of trikhinos "of or like hair," from thrix (gen. trikhos) "hair."

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  • Trichinosis — Trichinosis, also called trichinellosis, or trichiniasis, is a parasitic disease caused by eating raw or undercooked pork and wild game infected with the larvae of a species of roundworm Trichinella spiralis , commonly called the trichina worm.… …   Wikipedia

  • Trichinosis — Trich i*no sis, n. [NL. See {Trichina}.] (Med.) The disease produced by the presence of trichin[ae] in the muscles and intestinal track. It is marked by fever, muscular pains, and symptoms resembling those of typhoid fever, and is frequently… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trichinosis — [trik΄i nō′sis] n. [ModL: see TRICHINA & OSIS] a disease caused by the presence of trichinae in the intestines and muscle tissues and usually acquired by eating insufficiently cooked pork from an infested hog: it is characterized by fever, nausea …   English World dictionary

  • Trichinosis — A disease that comes from eating raw or undercooked pork or wild game that is infected with the larvae of a worm called Trichinella spiralis. The initial symptoms of the disease are abdominal discomfort, nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, fatigue and… …   Medical dictionary

  • trichinosis — /trik euh noh sis/, n. Pathol. 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, trichiniasis… …   Universalium

  • trichinosis — trichiniasis; n. a disease of cold and temperate regions caused by the larvae of the nematode worm Trichinella spiralis. Humans contract trichinosis after eating imperfectly cooked meat infected with the parasite s larval cysts. Larvae, released… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • trichinosis — trichineliozė statusas Aprobuotas sritis gyvūnų užkrečiamosios ligos apibrėžtis Trichinella genties nematodų sukeliama antropozoonozė. atitikmenys: lot. Trichinellosis angl. trichinosis vok. Trichinose šaltinis Lietuvos Respublikos valstybinės… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • trichinosis — noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1866 infestation with or disease caused by trichinae and marked especially by muscular pain, dyspnea, fever, weakness, and edema …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • trichinosis — noun A disease characterized by headache, chills, fever, and soreness of muscles, caused by the presence of trichinae in the intestines and muscular tissues. Syn: trichinellosis, trichiniasis …   Wiktionary

  • trichinosis — trich·i·no·sis || ‚trɪkɪ nəʊsɪs n. (Medicine) serious infection caused by ingestion of meat infected with the parasitic worm trichina (symptoms include fever, muscle pain, diarrhea, and sever perspiration) …   English contemporary dictionary

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