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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 test, an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), looks for an antibody reaction to the trichina worm.
He points out that research on the trichina parasite has a long history at the Beltsville (Maryland) Agricultural Research Center, so he began with plenty of information about the disease and its transmission.
Trichina organisms are destroyed by heat (77[degrees]C (170[degrees]F) for 30 min) or freezing (20 d at 5[degrees]F or -15[degrees]C).
Any pork product sold as "ready to eat," which accounts for approximately 40% of the pork produced in the United States each year, must be made with trichina-free pork, or pork that has been adequately cooked or treated to kill trichina larvae.
Finally, it was observed that pigmeat destined for Member States that systematically test for trichina (a parasitic worm found in the voluntary muscles of flesh-eating animals), such as Italy, Spain and Austria, was not subject to cold treatment, contrary to the provisions of Directive 64/433/EEC (hygiene problems regarding intra-Community trade in fresh meat).