clonorchiasis

noun

clo·​nor·​chi·​a·​sis ˌklō-nȯr-ˈkī-ə-səs How to pronounce clonorchiasis (audio)
variants also clonorchiosis
plural clonorchiases -ˌsēz How to pronounce clonorchiasis (audio) also clonorchioses -ˌsēz How to pronounce clonorchiasis (audio)
: 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 20 Jun. 2024.

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