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trichinosis

trich·i·no·sis

trichinosis

 
pronunciation:
trI kih no sihs
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part of speech: noun
definition: a dangerous disease caused by small worms that are passed to humans in the eating of inadequately cooked meat, esp. pork, and marked by fever, muscle swelling, nausea, and pain.
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The word trichinosis contains the following part:
-osis Greek noun-forming suffix that means condition (usually medical)
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The suffix -osis attaches to Greek roots. Many nouns ending in "-osis " have a corresponding adjective form ending in -otic (neurosis : neurotic).