AskDefine | Define Trichinella

Extensive Definition

Trichinella is the genus of parasitic roundworms of the phylum Nematoda that cause trichinosis. Members of this genus are often called trichinella or trichina worms. A characteristic of nematoda are one-way digestive tract, and a pseudoceolom (body cavity made up of only an ectoderm and endoderm).
Varieties of trichinella include:
Trichinella in German: Trichinen
Trichinella in Spanish: Trichinella
Trichinella in French: Trichinella
Trichinella in Norwegian: Trikiner
Trichinella in Polish: Trichinella
Trichinella in Swedish: Trikiner
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