bilharziasis


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Related to bilharziasis: hydatid disease, sleeping sickness, hydatid cyst

bil·har·zi·a·sis

 (bĭl′här-zī′ə-sĭs)

bilharziasis

(ˌbɪlhɑːˈtsaɪəsɪs) or

bilharziosis

n
(Pathology) another name for schistosomiasis

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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bilharziasis - an infestation with or a resulting infection caused by a parasite of the genus Schistosomabilharziasis - 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
References in periodicals archive ?
Long ago, a killer disease, associated with larva in the dirty fresh waters of the canals of the Egyptian countryside, known as Bilharziasis , roamed Egypt and became famous for killing, via its numerous consequences, one of Egypt's most beloved singers: Abdel Halim Hafez.
Contribution to the experimental study of bilharziasis caused by Schistosoma haematobium [in French].