trichinella

noun
trich·​i·​nel·​la | \ ˌtrik-ə-ˈnel-ə How to pronounce trichinella (audio) \

Medical Definition of trichinella

1 capitalized : a genus (coextensive with the family Trichinellidae of the order Enoplida) of nematode worms comprising the trichinae and being often isolated in a distinct superfamily
2 plural trichinellae\ -​lē How to pronounce trichinella (audio) \ : trichina

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“Trichinella.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/trichinella. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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