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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.]
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(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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These include mosquito-borne illnesses, bacterial disease like leptospirosis, and parasitic illness like giardia. All of these organisms thrive in wet or moist environments and can linger well after a storm.