loaiasis

noun

lo·​a·​i·​a·​sis ˌlō-ə-ˈī-ə-səs How to pronounce loaiasis (audio)
variants or loiasis
plural loaiases -ˌsēz How to pronounce loaiasis (audio)
: infestation with or disease caused by an eye worm of the genus Loa (L. loa) that migrates through the subcutaneous tissue and across the cornea of the eye compare calabar swelling

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“Loaiasis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/loaiasis. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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