Etymology
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trichinosis (n.)

"disease caused by trichinae," 1864, coined by Bernhard Rupprecht (1815-1877) by 1864 from trichina (1835), Modern Latin, genus name of the minute, hair-like parasitic worms that cause it, from Greek trikhine, fem. of trikhinos "of or like hair," from thrix (genitive trikhos) "hair."

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Definitions of trichinosis

trichinosis (n.)
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;
Synonyms: trichiniasis / myositis trichinosa
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