stron·​gy·​loi·​di·​a·​sis ˌsträn-jə-ˌlȯi-ˈdī-ə-səs How to pronounce strongyloidiasis (audio)
variants or less commonly strongyloidosis
: 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 The types of infections often seen in Texas and Gulf Coast areas include extrapulmonary and latent tuberculosis, strongyloidiasis, Chagas disease, and schistosomiasis. Joshua Cohen, Forbes, 17 Feb. 2023 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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Word History


New Latin, from Strongyloides, genus name, from Strongylus

First Known Use

1905, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of strongyloidiasis was in 1905

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Cite this Entry

“Strongyloidiasis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

Medical Definition


stron·​gy·​loi·​di·​a·​sis -ˌlȯi-ˈdī-ə-səs How to pronounce strongyloidiasis (audio)
plural strongyloidiases -ə-ˌsēz How to pronounce strongyloidiasis (audio)
: infestation with or disease caused by nematodes of the genus Strongyloides
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