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paragonimiasis

noun par·a·gon·i·mi·a·sis \ ˌpar-ə-ˌgän-ə-ˈmī-ə-səs \

medical Definition of paragonimiasis

plural paragonimiases play \-ˌsēz\
:infestation with or disease caused by a lung fluke of the genus Paragonimus (P. westermanii) that invades the lung where it produces chronic bronchitis with cough and reddish or brownish sputum and that occasionally also enters other viscera or the brain

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