bil·​har·​zia | \ bil-ˈhär-zē-ə How to pronounce bilharzia (audio) , -ˈhärt-sē- How to pronounce bilharzia (audio) \

Definition of bilharzia

Other Words from bilharzia

bilharzial \ bil-​ˈhär-​zē-​əl How to pronounce bilharzia (audio) , -​ˈhärt-​sē-​ \ adjective

Examples of bilharzia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But locals are proud to say that Lake Bunyonyi, free of bilharzia, crocodiles, and hippos, is one of the safest lakes on the continent. Outside Online, 18 May 2015 Herzog also contracted bilharzia, a nasty parasite. Peter Keough,, 1 Aug. 2019 Schistosomiasis, also known as snail fever and bilharzia, is a parasitic worm infection that slowly destroys the kidneys and liver. The Economist, 23 June 2018 Schistosomiasis is sometimes called bilharzia or snail fever because the illness-causing larvae spend their nights tucked away in the shells of snails in freshwater lakes. Heather Murphy, New York Times, 1 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of bilharzia

circa 1881, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bilharzia

New Latin, genus name, from Theodor Bilharz †1862 German zoologist

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bil·​har·​zia | \ bil-ˈhär-zē-ə How to pronounce bilharzia (audio) , -ˈhärt-sē- How to pronounce bilharzia (audio) \

Medical Definition of bilharzia

 (Entry 1 of 2)

Other Words from bilharzia

bilharzial \ -​zē-​əl, -​sē-​ How to pronounce bilharzia (audio) \ adjective



Medical Definition of Bilharzia (Entry 2 of 2)

taxonomic synonym of schistosoma

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