schistosomiasis

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schis·to·so·mi·a·sis

 (shĭs′tə-sə-mī′ə-sĭs)
n. pl. schis·to·so·mi·a·ses (-sēz′)
Any of various chiefly tropical diseases caused by infestation with schistosomes and usually acquired through contact with contaminated water, characterized by gradual destruction of the tissues of the kidneys, liver, and other organs. Also called bilharzia, bilharziasis, snail fever.

schistosomiasis

(ˌʃɪstəsəʊˈmaɪəsɪs)
n
(Pathology) a disease caused by infestation of the body with blood flukes of the genus Schistosoma. Also called: bilharziasis

schis•to•so•mi•a•sis

(ˌʃɪs tə soʊˈmaɪ ə sɪs)

n.
a chronic anemia and organ infection caused by parasitic flukes of the genus Schistosoma, transmitted through feces-contaminated river snails.
[1905–10]

schis·to·so·mi·a·sis

(shĭs′tə-sə-mī′ə-sĭs)
Any of a group of diseases caused by flatworm parasites that infest the blood of humans and other mammals. Symptoms of the disease include severe diarrhea and eventual damage to vital organs. Schistosomiasis is seen in rural areas of Africa, Latin America, and Asia and is transmitted through contact with contaminated water.
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Noun1.schistosomiasis - an infestation with or a resulting infection caused by a parasite of the genus Schistosomaschistosomiasis - an infestation with or a resulting infection caused by a parasite of the genus Schistosoma; common in the tropics and Far East; symptoms depend on the part of the body infected
infection - the pathological state resulting from the invasion of the body by pathogenic microorganisms
infestation - the state of being invaded or overrun by parasites
Translations

schis·to·so·mi·a·sis

n. esquistosomiasis, infestación producida por la duela.

schistosomiasis

n esquistosomiasis f
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