loaiasis

noun
lo·​a·​i·​a·​sis | \ ˌlō-ə-ˈī-ə-səs How to pronounce loaiasis (audio) \
variants: or loiasis \ ˌlō-​ˈī-​ How to pronounce loaiasis (audio) \
plural loaiases\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce loaiasis (audio) \

Medical Definition of loaiasis

: 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

Learn More About loaiasis

Dictionary Entries Near loaiasis

loading dose

loaiasis

loa loa

See More Nearby Entries 

Cite this Entry

“Loaiasis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/loaiasis. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Odd Habits and Quirks

  • image1926873504
  • Which of the following best describes an easily irritated person?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!