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(Pathology) another name for schistosomiasis
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schis•to•so•mi•a•sis(ˌʃɪs tə soʊˈmaɪ ə sɪs)
a chronic anemia and organ infection caused by parasitic flukes of the genus Schistosoma, transmitted through feces-contaminated river snails.
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|Noun||1.||bilharziasis - 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
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