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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Plural of: A small slender parasitic nematode worm that infests the intestines of various mammals and whose larvae move through the bloodstream, becoming encysted in muscles

Usage examples (12)
  • First, he said, it was afflicted with cholera, next with trichinae, and then with
  • Press it between two glass slips, and examine by transmitted light, The coiled trichinae may be readily distinguished from the muscle fiber.
  • The meat used was from two hogs that had been experimentally infected with trichinae at weaning; viable trichinae were determined at 24-hour intervals.
  • The use of the higher level of starter preparation resulted in loss of infectivity of the trichinae larvae, although further research is necessary to confirm this effect. for more
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