giardia

noun
giar·dia | \ jē-ˈär-dē-ə , ˈjär- \

Definition of giardia 

: any of a genus (Giardia) of flagellate protozoans inhabiting the intestines of various mammals and including one (G. lamblia synonym G. intestinalis) that is associated with diarrhea in humans

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Another puppy, Bodhi, was found to have giardia, a parasite typically present in contaminated water, records show, so the whole family was treated for it. Rebekah L. Sanders, azcentral, "Arizona U-Haul billionaire dumps 7 sick rottweilers on dog rescue in Gilbert," 26 June 2018 But some contain dangerous pathogens that can sicken humans, such as giardia, salmonella and Hepatitis A. The county is not advising against visiting any part of the river, said spokeswoman Kim Nava. Cynthia Hubert, sacbee, "Heading to the American River this week? Here's where E. coli levels are high," 3 July 2018 When Froehlich called the Shoens' assistant, Froehlich learned the dogs had tested positive for giardia the week before they'd been dropped off. Rebekah L. Sanders, azcentral, "Arizona U-Haul billionaire dumps 7 sick rottweilers on dog rescue in Gilbert," 26 June 2018 One gram of dog poop can contain up to 23 million fecal coliform bacteria, and dog poop is also a common carrier of whipworms, hookworms, roundworms, parvo, coronavirus, giardia, salmonella, cryptosporidium, and campylobacter. Wes Siler, Outside Online, "It’s Time to Talk About Dog Poop," 27 Mar. 2018 The polluted water may also contain bacterial pathogens like salmonella and giardia. Emily Atkin, New Republic, "Florida’s Poop Nightmare Has Come True," 14 Sep. 2017 The polluted water may also contain bacterial pathogens like salmonella and giardia. Emily Atkin, Slate Magazine, "The Poop Problem Hurricane Irma Left Behind," 14 Sep. 2017 Later, the battleground moved to microbes, viruses and parasites such as giardia and cryptosporidium. Andrew Maykuth, Philly.com, "'Dr. Water' is hanging up his lab coat after three decades," 18 Aug. 2017 Wilderness water can contain disease-causing agents such as giardia, E. coli and salmonella. Sammy Caiola, sacbee, "Mountain water may look clear, but don’t trust it," 4 July 2017

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First Known Use of giardia

1918, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for giardia

New Latin, from Alfred M. Giard †1908 French biologist

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giardia

noun
giar·dia | \ jē-ˈär-dē-ə , ˈjär- \

Medical Definition of giardia 

1 capitalized : a genus of flagellate protozoans inhabiting the intestines of various mammals and including one (G. lamblia synonym G. intestinalis) that is associated with diarrhea in humans

2 : any flagellate of the genus Giardia

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