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

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“Loaiasis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/loaiasis. Accessed 23 Jun. 2021.

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