clonorchiasis

noun
clo·​nor·​chi·​a·​sis | \ ˌklō-nȯr-ˈkī-ə-səs How to pronounce clonorchiasis (audio) \
variants: also clonorchiosis \ -​(ˌ)nȯr-​kē-​ˈō-​səs How to pronounce clonorchiasis (audio) \
plural clonorchiases\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce clonorchiasis (audio) \ also clonorchioses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce clonorchiasis (audio) \

Medical Definition of clonorchiasis

: infestation with or disease caused by the Chinese liver fluke (Clonorchis sinensis) that invades bile ducts of the liver after ingestion in uncooked fish and when present in large numbers causes severe systemic reactions including edema, liver enlargement, jaundice, and diarrhea

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“Clonorchiasis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/clonorchiasis. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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