bilharzia

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

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

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Schistosomiasis, also known as snail fever and bilharzia, is a parasitic worm infection that slowly destroys the kidneys and liver. The Economist, "How Sierra Leone is beating tropical diseases," 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, "They’re Hosting Parasitic Worms in Their Bodies to Help Treat a Neglected Disease," 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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bilharzia

noun
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 bilharzial (audio) \ adjective

Bilharzia

noun

Medical Definition of Bilharzia (Entry 2 of 2)

taxonomic synonym of schistosoma

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