balantidiasis

noun
bal·​an·​ti·​di·​a·​sis | \ ˌbal-ən-tə-ˈdī-ə-səs How to pronounce balantidiasis (audio) , bə-ˌlan- How to pronounce balantidiasis (audio) \
variants: also balantidiosis \ ˌbal-​ən-​ˌtid-​ē-​ˈō-​səs How to pronounce balantidiosis (audio) \
plural balantidiases also balantidioses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce balantidioses (audio) \

Medical Definition of balantidiasis

: infection with or disease caused by protozoans of the genus Balantidium

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“Balantidiasis.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/balantidiasis. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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