Medical Dictionary


noun trich·i·no·sis \ˌtrik-ə-ˈnō-səs\
plural trich·i·no·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of TRICHINOSIS

:  infestation with or disease caused by trichinae contracted by eating raw or insufficiently cooked infested food and especially pork and marked initially by abdominal discomfort and cramping, nausea, and diarrhea and later by muscular pain, dyspnea, fever, and edema—called also trichinelliasis, trichiniasis


How to use a word that (literally) drives some people nuts.
Test your vocab with our fun, fast game
Ailurophobia, and 9 other unusual fears