1. [syn: trichinosis, trichiniasis, myositis trichinosa]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Trichinosis \Trich`i*no"sis\, n. [NL. See Trichina.] (Med.)
The disease produced by the presence of trichinae in the
muscles and intestinal track. It is marked by fever, muscular
pains, and symptoms resembling those of typhoid fever, and is
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: 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 [syn: trichinosis, trichiniasis,
The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906):
TRICHINOSIS, n. The pig's reply to proponents of porcophagy.
Moses Mendlessohn having fallen ill sent for a Christian
physician, who at once diagnosed the philosopher's disorder as
trichinosis, but tactfully gave it another name. "You need and
immediate change of diet," he said; "you must eat six ounces of pork
every other day."
"Pork?" shrieked the patient -- "pork? Nothing shall induce me to
"Do you mean that?" the doctor gravely asked.
"I swear it!"
"Good! -- then I will undertake to cure you."