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giardiasis

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noun giar·di·a·sis \(ˌ)jē-ˌär-ˈdī-ə-səs, jē-ər-, jär-\

Definition of giardiasis

plural

giardiases

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  1. :  infestation with or disease caused by a giardia



Origin and Etymology of giardiasis

New Latin


First Known Use: 1919


Medical Dictionary

giardiasis

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noun giar·di·a·sis \(ˌ)jē-ˌär-ˈdī-ə-səs, ˌjē-ər-, jär-\

Medical Definition of giardiasis

plural

giardiases

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  1. :  infestation with or disease caused by a flagellate protozoan of the genus Giardia (especially G. lamblia) that is often characterized by diarrhea—called also lambliasis




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