trichinosis(redirected from Trichnosis)
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A disease caused by eating raw or undercooked meat, usually pork, that contains trichinae, which develop as adults in the intestines and as larvae in the muscles, causing intestinal disorders, fever, nausea, muscular pain, and edema of the face. Also called trichinellosis.
(Pathology) a disease characterized by nausea, fever, diarrhoea, and swelling of the muscles, caused by ingestion of pork infected with trichina larvae. Also called: trichiniasis
[C19: from New Latin trichina]
trich•i•no•sis(ˌtrɪk əˈnoʊ sɪs)
also trich•i•ni•a•sis(-ˈnaɪ ə sɪs)
infestation of the intestines and muscle tissue with trichinae, usu. by eating infected meat, esp. undercooked pork.
A disease caused by a parasitic worm and that is characterized by intestinal disorders, fever, and pain. Trichinosis is caught from eating pork that has not been thoroughly cooked.
a form of food-poisoning, caused by infestation by Trichinella spiralis. — trichinous, adj.See also: Food and Nutrition
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|Noun||1.||trichinosis - infestation by trichina larvae that are transmitted by eating inadequately cooked meat (especially pork); larvae migrate from the intestinal tract to the muscles where they become encysted|
myositis - inflammation of muscle tissue
infestation - the state of being invaded or overrun by parasites
n → Trichinenkrankheit f, → Trichinose f
n. triquinosis, enfermedad adquirida por la ingestión de carne cruda o mal cocinada, esp. de cerdo, que contiene larvas enquistadas de Trichinella spiralis.