trichinosis

noun trich·i·no·sis \ ˌtri-kə-ˈnō-səs \

Definition of trichinosis

plural trichinoses play \ˌtri-kə-ˈnō-ˌsēz\
:infestation with or disease caused by trichinae and marked especially by muscular pain, dyspnea, fever, weakness, and edema

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New Latin


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trichinosis

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

medical Definition of trichinosis

plural trichinoses play \-ˌsēz\
: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

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