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giardiasis Syllabification: gi·ar·di·a·sis
Pronunciation: /ˌjēärˈdīəsis/ /järˈdī-/

Definition of giardiasis in English:


Infection of the intestine with a flagellate protozoan, which causes diarrhea and other symptoms.
Example sentences
  • A history of gradual onset of a mild diarrhea helps differentiate giardiasis or other parasite infections from bacterial etiologies.
  • Local health hazards such as rabies, Lyme disease, giardiasis and maybe other problems need extra planning.
  • Medicinal herbs can be used to both alleviate the symptoms of giardiasis and clear the infection.


Early 20th century: from modern Latin Giardia (from the name of Alfred M. Giard (1846–1908), French biologist) + -asis.

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