paragonimiasis

noun
par·​a·​gon·​i·​mi·​a·​sis | \ ˌpar-ə-ˌgän-ə-ˈmī-ə-səs How to pronounce paragonimiasis (audio) \
plural paragonimiases\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce paragonimiases (audio) \

Medical Definition of paragonimiasis

: 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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