bilharzia

noun

bil·​har·​zia bil-ˈhär-zē-ə How to pronounce bilharzia (audio) -ˈhärt-sē- How to pronounce bilharzia (audio)
bilharzial
bil-ˈhär-zē-əl How to pronounce bilharzia (audio)
-ˈhärt-sē-
adjective

Examples of bilharzia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Similarly bilharzia in my mother tongue – Shona from Zimbabwe – is called the disease of cognitive function. Gabrielle Emanuel, NPR, 9 May 2024 Honorine could stay home in the mornings and bilharzia, a disease caused by parasites that live in dirty water, was no longer plaguing the community. Catherine Garcia, The Week, 22 Mar. 2023 Honorine could stay home and bilharzia, a disease caused by parasites that live in dirty water, was no longer plaguing the community. Catherine Garcia, The Week, 23 Mar. 2023 Her work at the Weizmann Institute focuses on synthetic vaccines related to the development of an influenza and anti-cancer vaccine, drug targeting (particularly against malignancies) and the study of immune response against the parasite that causes bilharzia. Jns Staff Report, Sun Sentinel, 12 May 2022 The woman approached the child’s grandmother for permission to bring the child to a clinic, which diagnosed and began treating the child for bilharzia. Thalia Beaty, Chicago Tribune, 8 Aug. 2022 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, BostonGlobe.com, 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

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Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

circa 1881, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of bilharzia was circa 1881

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Cite this Entry

“Bilharzia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bilharzia. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

bilharzia

1 of 2 noun
bil·​har·​zia bil-ˈhär-zē-ə How to pronounce bilharzia (audio) -ˈhärt-sē- How to pronounce bilharzia (audio)
bilharzial adjective

Bilharzia

2 of 2 noun

taxonomic synonym of schistosoma

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