giardiasis

noun
giar·​di·​a·​sis | \ (ˌ)jē-ˌär-ˈdī-ə-səs How to pronounce giardiasis (audio) , jē-ər-, jär- \
plural giardiases\ (ˌ)jē-​ˌär-​ˈdī-​ə-​ˌsēz How to pronounce giardiases (audio) , jē-​ər-​ , jär-​ \

Definition of giardiasis

: infestation with or disease caused by a giardia

Examples of giardiasis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One Wilderness Society staffer contracted giardiasis after drinking water running off a glacier. Keith Mccafferty, Field & Stream, "The Ultimate Survival Guide to Finding and Purifying Water," 19 June 2020 Through his research and his work with diplomats and other international travelers, Dr. Wolfe became an authority on such exotic conditions as giardiasis and schistosomiasis, both of which are caused by parasites. Matt Schudel, Washington Post, "Martin Wolfe, doctor specializing in tropical and travel medicine, dies at 82," 17 June 2017

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First Known Use of giardiasis

1919, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for giardiasis

New Latin

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“Giardiasis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/giardiasis. Accessed 7 Jul. 2020.

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giardiasis

noun
giar·​di·​a·​sis | \ (ˌ)jē-ˌär-ˈdī-ə-səs, ˌjē-ər-, jär- How to pronounce giardiasis (audio) \
plural giardiases\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce giardiases (audio) \

Medical Definition of giardiasis

: infestation with or disease caused by a flagellate protozoan of the genus Giardia (especially G. lamblia) that is often characterized by diarrhea

called also lambliasis

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