Trichinella spiralis

Definitions of Trichinella spiralis
  1. noun
    parasitic nematode occurring in the intestines of pigs and rats and human beings and producing larvae that form cysts in skeletal muscles
    synonyms: trichina
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    type of:
    nematode, nematode worm, roundworm
    unsegmented worms with elongated rounded body pointed at both ends; mostly free-living but some are parasitic
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