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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Parasitic nematode occurring in the intestines of pigs and rats and human beings and producing larvae that form cysts in skeletal muscles.

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  • It sometimes contains a parasite called trichina, which may be transferred to the human system, producing disease and often death.
  • = -- The parasites found in food in this country are echinococcus, guineaworm, hookworm, trichina, and tapeworm.
  • The only reason for cooking meats is to destroy the parasites such as tapeworm, trichina, etc., which are so often found in the meat.
  • These developed in the alimentary tract of the cockroaches into larvae, which, like the trichina, were distributed into the muscles of the insects where they become... for more
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