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n. pl. tri·chi·nae (-nē) or tri·chi·nas
Any of several small parasitic nematode worms of the genus Trichinella, especially T. spiralis, that infest the intestines of various mammals and that move through the bloodstream as larvae, becoming encysted in muscles.

[New Latin Trichina, former genus name (now Trichinella), from Greek trikhinē, feminine of trikhinos, of hair (the genus being so called because of the worms' thin, hairlike appearance), from thrix, trikh-, hair, of unknown origin.]
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n, pl -nae (-niː)
(Animals) a parasitic nematode worm, Trichinella spiralis, occurring in the intestines of pigs, rats, and man and producing larvae that form cysts in skeletal muscle
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek trikhinos relating to hair, from thrix a hair]
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(trɪˈkaɪ nə)

n., pl. -nae (-nē).
a nematode, Trichinella spiralis, parasitic esp. in humans, pigs, and rats.
[1825–35; < New Latin < Greek tríchina, n. use of feminine of tríchinos of hair. See tricho-, -ine1]
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Noun1.trichina - parasitic nematode occurring in the intestines of pigs and rats and human beings and producing larvae that form cysts in skeletal musclestrichina - parasitic nematode occurring in the intestines of pigs and rats and human beings and producing larvae that form cysts in skeletal muscles
nematode, nematode worm, roundworm - unsegmented worms with elongated rounded body pointed at both ends; mostly free-living but some are parasitic
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