Definition of "trichinosis" [trich•i•no•sis]

  • A disease caused by eating undercooked meat, usually pork, that contains trichinae, which develop as adults in the intestines and as larvae in the muscles, causing intestinal disorders, fever, nausea, muscular pain, and edema of the face. (noun)

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Use "trichinosis" in a sentence
  • ""Now do you suppose," said poppa confidentially, "that the idea of trichinosis had anything to do with slackening the demand?""
  • "The only remarkable fact was that at a youth camp in Germany, a group of youths became infected with trichinosis because they had eaten camel meat, bought when they were on vacation in Egypt."
  • "Rats are the main cause of harmful diseases, such as the plague, typhus, and trichinosis."