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 (jē-är′dē-ə, jär′-)
Any of various flagellated, usually nonpathogenic protozoa of the genus Giardia that may be parasitic in the intestines of vertebrates including humans and most domestic animals.

[New Latin, after Alfred Mathieu Giard (1846-1908), French zoologist.]


(Microbiology) bacteriol one of a species of parasite infecting the small intestine of mammals
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Noun1.giardia - a suspected cause of diarrhea in humans
flagellate, flagellate protozoan, flagellated protozoan, mastigophoran, mastigophore - a usually nonphotosynthetic free-living protozoan with whiplike appendages; some are pathogens of humans and other animals
genus Giardia - flagellates parasitic in intestines of vertebrates
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37 %, while in females were; Ascaris lumbricoides, Entamoeba histolytica, Trichuris trichiura and Giardia lamblia with prevalence rates 1.
Frecuencia (a) de protozoos comensales, patogenos, y helmintos en las provincias argentinas analizadas Provincia Especie Buenos Aires Chubut Corrientes Protozoos comensales Entamoeba coli 14,2 6,9 3,3 Endolimax nana 10,5 3,5 5,0 Enteromonas hominis 5,5 1,5 0,0 Chilomastix mesnili 1,4 0,0 0,0 Iodamoeba butschlii 0,8 0,0 0,0 Protozoos patogenos Giardia lamblia 13,9 5,9 20,0 Blastocystis sp.
The O&P test came back positive for Giardia lamblia, which was addressed by the therapy that was administered.
Giardia Lamblia is an intestinal flagellated protozoan parasite has been identified as the etiological agent in numerous water borne outbreaks of diarrheal disease.
Las parasitosis intestinales causadas por ejemplo por el complejo Entamoeba histolytica/ dispar y la Giardia lamblia se encuentran entre las 10 infecciones mas comunes observadas en el mundo; afectando aproximadamente a 3500 millones de personas y produciendo cada ano entre 40 y 110 mil muertes.
The eleven contributions that make up the main body of the text cover a variety of subjects, including fluorescence bioimaging with applications to chemistry, developing a comprehensive taxonomy for human cell types, induced optical natural fluorescence spectroscopy for giardia lamblia cysts, and others.
Frequencia de Giardia lamblia em caes atendidos em clinicas veterinarias de Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil.