trichina

[trih-kahy-nuh]
noun, plural trichinae [trih-kahy-nee] .
a nematode, Trichinella spiralis, the adults of which live in the intestine and produce larvae that encyst in the muscle tissue, especially in pigs, rats, and humans.

Origin:
1825–35; < Neo-Latin < Greek tríchina, noun use of feminine of tríchinos of hair. See trich-, -ine1

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trichina (trɪˈkaɪnə)
 
n , pl -nae
a parasitic nematode worm, Trichinella spiralis, occurring in the intestines of pigs, rats, and man and producing larvae that form cysts in skeletal muscle
 
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek trikhinos relating to hair, from thrix a hair]

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trichina tri·chi·na (trĭ-kī'nə)
n. pl. tri·chi·nae (-nē)
A small, slender parasitic nematode (Trichinella spiralis) that infests the intestines of various mammals and whose larvae move through the bloodstream, becoming encysted in muscles.

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Home freezing cannot be relied upon to destroy trichina.
Records shall be maintained to indicate that cooked pork products are being properly treated for trichina.
It is not recommended to rely on home freezing to destroy trichina.
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