Meaning of trichina

tri•chi•na

Pronunciation: (tri-kī'nu), [key]
— pl. -nae
  1. a nematode, Trichinella spiralis, the adults of which live in the intestine and produce larvae that encyst in the muscle tissue, esp. in pigs, rats, and humans.
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