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Noun: trichinosis  ,tri-ku'now-sis
  1. 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
    - trichiniasis, myositis trichinosa

Derived forms: trichinosises

Type of: infestation, myositis

Encyclopedia: Trichinosis