echinococcosis

noun
echi·​no·​coc·​co·​sis | \ i-ˌkī-nə-kä-ˈkō-səs How to pronounce echinococcosis (audio) \
plural echinococcoses\ i-​ˌkī-​nə-​kä-​ˈkō-​ˌsēz How to pronounce echinococcoses (audio) \

Definition of echinococcosis

: infestation with or disease caused by an echinococcus

Examples of echinococcosis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Echinococcus worms, which are tiny tapeworms, can cause an illness called echinococcosis. Korin Miller, SELF, "This Woman’s ‘Electric Shock’ Leg Pain Was Caused By a Parasite in Her Back," 2 Aug. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'echinococcosis.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of echinococcosis

1900, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for echinococcosis

New Latin

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about echinococcosis

Statistics for echinococcosis

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for echinococcosis

The first known use of echinococcosis was in 1900

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for echinococcosis

echinococcosis

noun
echi·​no·​coc·​co·​sis | \ i-ˌkī-nə-kä-ˈkō-səs How to pronounce echinococcosis (audio) \
plural echinococcoses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce echinococcoses (audio) \

Medical Definition of echinococcosis

: infestation with or disease caused by a tapeworm of the genus Echinococcus especially : hydatid disease

More from Merriam-Webster on echinococcosis

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about echinococcosis

Comments on echinococcosis

What made you want to look up echinococcosis? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to spread over or through

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

The Exceptions Quiz III

  • one green toy robot amidst many red toy robots
  • Which of these words does not mean "nonsense"?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Syn City

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!