strongyloidiasis

noun
stron·​gy·​loi·​di·​a·​sis | \ ˌsträn-jə-ˌlȯi-ˈdī-ə-səs How to pronounce strongyloidiasis (audio) \
variants: or less commonly strongyloidosis \ ˌsträn-​jə-​ˌlȯi-​ˈdō-​səs How to pronounce strongyloidiasis (audio) \

Definition of strongyloidiasis

: infestation with or disease caused by any of a genus (Strongyloides) of strongyles that parasitize especially the intestines of vertebrates including humans

Examples of strongyloidiasis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Doctors have prescribed ivermectin for humans to treat parasitic worm diseases like intestinal strongyloidiasis and onchocerciasis. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 2 Oct. 2021 Ivermectin has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat river blindness, intestinal strongyloidiasis, head lice and rosacea in humans. Li Cohen, CBS News, 28 Aug. 2021

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First Known Use of strongyloidiasis

1905, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for strongyloidiasis

New Latin, from Strongyloides, genus name, from Strongylus

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The first known use of strongyloidiasis was in 1905

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“Strongyloidiasis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/strongyloidiasis. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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strongyloidiasis

noun
stron·​gy·​loi·​di·​a·​sis | \ -ˌlȯi-ˈdī-ə-səs How to pronounce strongyloidiasis (audio) \
plural strongyloidiases\ -​ə-​ˌsēz How to pronounce strongyloidiasis (audio) \

Medical Definition of strongyloidiasis

: infestation with or disease caused by nematodes of the genus Strongyloides

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