bilharzia


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bil·har·zi·a

 (bĭl-här′zē-ə)
[New Latin Bilharzia, former genus name, after Theodor Bilharz (1825-1862), German physician.]

bilharzia

(bɪlˈhɑːtsɪə)
n
1. (Animals) another name for a schistosome
2. (Pathology) another name for schistosomiasis
[C19: New Latin, named after Theodor Bilharz (1825–62), German parasitologist who discovered schistosomes]

schis•to•some

(ˈʃɪs təˌsoʊm)

n.
1. Also called bilharzia. any trematode of the genus Schistosoma, parasitic in the blood of birds and mammals, including humans; a blood fluke.
adj.
2. Also, schis`to•so′mal. pertaining to or caused by schistosomes.
[1900–05; < New Latin Schistosoma <schist(us) (see schist) + -soma -some3]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bilharzia - an infestation with or a resulting infection caused by a parasite of the genus Schistosomabilharzia - 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

bilharzia

[bɪlˈhɑːzɪə] N bilharziasis [ˌbɪlhɑːˈzaɪəsɪs] Nbilharzia f, bilharziosis f, bilharciosis f

bilharzia

nBilharziose f
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