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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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Seven intestinal parasites; five helminths (Ascaris lumbricoides, Enterobius vermicularis, Trichuris trichiura, Hymenolepis nana and Taenia saginata) and two Protozoa (Entamoeba histolytica and Giardia lamblia) were reported in this study (Table I).
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We present the case of a 35-year-old man who developed a co-infection with Giardia, Cryptosporidium, and Strongyloides, simultaneously, the diagnosis being made after the judicious evaluation of a stool sample.
The efficacy of chloroquine treatment against naturally occuring Giardia duodenalis infection in lambs
The enteric protozoan Giardia lamblia is one of the most common non viral causes of diarrhea in human, it infects a wide range of verteberates including human.
Concerning protozoan parasites, recent research indicates that ultraviolet light will inactivate Giardia or Cryptosporidium.
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