= 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 by females in the intestine, penetrate the intestinal wall and cause diarrhoea and nausea. They migrate around the body and may cause fever, vertigo, delirium, and pains in the limbs. The larvae eventually settle within cysts in the muscles, and this may result in pain and stiffness. Trichinosis, rarely a serious disease, is treated with tiabendazole.

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  • 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 …   Etymology dictionary

  • 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

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  • 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

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