giardiasis


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gi·ar·di·a·sis

 (jē′är-dī′ə-sĭs)
n.
Intestinal infection with giardia (especially Giardia lamblia), which can cause abdominal cramps, diarrhea, or nausea in humans.

giardiasis

(ˌdʒaɪɑːˈdaɪəsɪs)
n
(Medicine) infection with the parasitic protozoan Giardia lamblia, which can cause severe diarrhoea

gi•ar•di•a•sis

(ˌdʒi ɑrˈdaɪ ə sɪs, dʒɑr-)

n.
an intestinal infection characterized by chronic intermittent diarrhea, caused by a flagellate protozoan, Giardia lamblia, common in contaminated streams and ponds.
[1915–20; < New Latin Giardi(a) (after Alfred M. Giard (d. 1908), French biologist; see -ia + -asis]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.giardiasis - infection of the intestines with protozoa found in contaminated food and water; characterized by diarrhea and nausea and flatulence and abdominal discomfort
protozoal infection - any infection caused by a protozoan
Translations

gi·ar·di·a·sis

n. giardiasis, infección intestinal común causada por la Giardia lamblia que se trasmite por contaminación de alimentos, de agua o por contacto directo.

giardiasis

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The increasing number of outbreaks of giardiasis among people consuming surface water resulted in promulgation of the SWTR in 1989 under the 1986 amendments to the Safe Drinking Water Act.
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