tricho-, trich-, -tricha, -trichia, -trichan, -trichic, -trichosis, -trichous, -thrix, -trichum, -trichy +

(Greek: hair [thread; filament; condition of the hair])

1. Atrophy of the hair-growing parts.
2. Atrophy of the hair bulbs, with brittleness, splitting, and the falling out of hair.

Atrophy is the wasting away, deterioration, or diminution resulting from disease, injury, or lack of use.

1. A condition in which the hair adjacent to a natural orifice turns inward and causes irritation; e.g., an inversion of an eyelid (entropion), eyelashes irritate the eye. Synonyms: trichoma, trichomatosis.
2. A disease of the eye, in which the eyelashes, being turned in upon the eyeball, produce constant irritation by the motion of the lids.

The acquired type usually follows an inflammatory condition that produces distortion of sight.

3. Hair growing in toward an orifice or against the eyeball.
4. The presence of minute hairlike filaments in the urine.
trichiasis of the anus
An incurvation of the hairs around the anus, consequently irritating the mucous membrane.
trichilemmoma, tricholemmoma
A benign tumor derived from outer root sheath epithelium of a hair follicle, consisting of cells with pale-staining cytoplasm containing glycogen; multiple trichilemmoma's are present on the face in Cowden's disease.

Cowden's disease is also known as hypertrichosis and gingival fibromatosis from infancy, it may also be accompanied by postpubertal fibroadenomatous breast enlargement; papules of the face are characteristic of multiple trichilemmomas.

1. A small slender nematode worm that infests the intestines of meat-eating mammals and whose larvae form cysts in skeletal muscle.

Infection may derive from undercooked meat. Symptoms include diarrhea, nausea, and fever. Latin name Trichinella spiralis.

2. A small, slender nematoid worm (Trichina spiralis) which, in the larval state, is parasitic, often in immense numbers, in the voluntary muscles of man, the hog, and many other animals.

When insufficiently cooked meat containing the larvae is swallowed by man, they are liberated and rapidly become adult, pair, and the ovoviviparous females produce in a short time large numbers of young which find their way into the muscles, either directly, or indirectly by means of the blood. Their presence in the muscles and the intestines in large numbers produces trichinosis.

A genus of parasitic nematodes that causes trichinosis in man and carnivores.
Containing trichina worms.
Infection with trichina worms.
To infect with trichinae.
trichinophobia (s) (noun) (no plural)
An excessive fear of the disease caused by the nematode, trichina: Because Catherine had trichinophobia, she was sure to properly prepare and cook her meals containing pork until the pork was no longer pink, thus killing any roundworms that perhaps might be present.
A magnifying glass used to inspect meat suspected of being infected with encysted trichinae (nematode worm).
trichinosis, trichiniasis
1. An intestinal and tissue infection of humans and other mammals caused by the nematode Trichinella spiralis.

Infection occurs through the consumption of infected meat (usually domestic pork) that carries the encysted larvae of T. Spiralis.

Common symptoms include: diarrhoea, muscle pains, fever, dehydration and swelling around the eyes. Myocarditis (heart infection), pneumonitis (lung infection) and encephalitis (brain infection) can also occur in advanced cases.

2. "A disease caused by trichinae", 1866, coined by Bernhard Rupprecht (1815-77) from trichina (1835), from Modern Latin, genus name of certain minute parasitic worms, from Greek trikhine, feminine of trikhinos, "of or like hair", from thrix (genitive of trikhos) "hair".

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1. Infected with trichina worms.
2. Pertaining to, or containing, Trichinella (nematode worms that are parasites of mankind, hogs, rats, dogs, cats, and many other mammals).
trichite, trichites
1. A small, dark, needle-shaped crystal.
2. A kind of crystallite resembling a bunch of hairs, common in obsidian.
3. A delicate, hairlike siliceous (containing silica) spicule (slender, sharp-pointed), found in certain sponges.
4. Trichite sheaf, one of the small sheaflike fascicles (bundles) of slender setae characteristic of certain sponges.
Inflammation of the hair bulbs.