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Pronunciation: trik'i-nel-oy'de-a

Definition: A superfamily of nematodes, including the following roundworms that are parasitic in humans: Trichinella spiralis, the trichina worm (family Trichinellidae); Trichuris trichiura, the human whipworm; Capillaria hepatica, the capillary liver worm; and C. philippinensis (family Trichuridae).

Synonym(s): Trichinellicae

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