trichinosis :

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  • 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

  • One of the most treacherous of major diseases, trichinosis, is caused by eating underdone pork in which larvae of the hairlike worm Trichinella spiralis dwell.
  • One day on the food line something snapped, and he rhymed aloud, "I hope you all get trichinosisAnd come to believe in the God of Moses.
  • Public-health workers know that trichinosis could be virtually wiped out if the feeding of uncooked garbage to pigs could be stopped.

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