hydatid disease

noun

: a form of echinococcosis caused by the development of hydatids of a tapeworm of the genus Echinococcus (E. granulosus) in the tissues especially of the liver or lungs of humans and some domestic animals (as sheep and dogs)

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“Hydatid disease.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hydatid%20disease. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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