fascioliasis

noun

fa·​sci·​o·​li·​a·​sis fə-ˌsē-ə-ˈlī-ə-səs How to pronounce fascioliasis (audio)
-ˌsī-
plural fascioliases fə-ˌsē-ə-ˈlī-ə-ˌsēz How to pronounce fascioliasis (audio)
-ˌsī-
: infestation with or disease caused by liver flukes (Fasciola hepatica or F. gigantica)

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Fasciola, genus of flukes + -iasis

First Known Use

1884, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of fascioliasis was in 1884

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Cite this Entry

“Fascioliasis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fascioliasis. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

Medical Definition

fascioliasis

noun
fa·​sci·​o·​li·​a·​sis fə-ˌsē-ə-ˈlī-ə-səs How to pronounce fascioliasis (audio) -ˌsī- How to pronounce fascioliasis (audio)
plural fascioliases -ˌsēz How to pronounce fascioliasis (audio)
: infestation with or disease caused by liver flukes of the genus Fasciola (F. hepatica or F. gigantica)

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