Medical Dictionary

hydatid disease


Medical Definition of HYDATID DISEASE

:  a form of echinococcosis caused by the development of hydatids of a tapeworm of the genus Echinococcus (E. granulosus) in the tissues especially of the liver or lungs of humans and some domestic animals (as sheep and dogs)


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