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trichina

 [trĭ-ki´nah] (Gr.)
an individual organism of the genus Trichinella.

Trichina

(tri-kī'nă),
Old name for a genus of nematode worms, correctly called Trichinella.

tri·chi·na

, pl.

tri·chi·nae

(tri-kī'nă, -nē),
A larval worm of the genus Trichinella; the infective form in pork.
[Mod. L., fr. G. thrix (trich-), a hair]

trichina

/tri·chi·na/ (trĭ-ki´nah) pl. trichi´nae   an individual organism of the genus Trichinella.

trichina

(trĭ-kī′nə)
n. pl. trichi·nae (-nē) or trichi·nas
Any of several small parasitic nematode worms of the genus Trichinella, especially T. spiralis, that infest the intestines of various mammals and that move through the bloodstream as larvae, becoming encysted in muscles.

tri·chi·na

, pl. trichinae (tri-kī'nă, -nē)
A larval worm of the genus Trichinella; the infective form in pork.
[Mod. L., fr. G. thrix (trich-), a hair]

Trichina

An individual example of Trichinella spiralis.
Mentioned in: Trichinosis

trichina

pl. trichinae [Gr.] a single larval stage worm of those in the genus Trichinella.
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For example, for the trichina picture, the accompanying teacher script read as follows:
The trichina parasite, rarely present, is destroyed at 137[deg].
But a quick blood test, just approved for commercial use, can identify which pigs contain the parasitic trichina worm.
An innovative, on-farm program to certify pigs as free of trichina parasites could become a model for excluding other meatborne diseases from foods.