Definition of giardiasis in English:


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


  • Infection of the intestine with a flagellate protozoan, which causes diarrhea and other symptoms.
    • The protozoan is Giardia lamblia, phylum Metamonada, kingdom Protista
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    • 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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