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fascioliasis Line breaks: fas¦ciol|ia¦sis
Pronunciation: /ˌfasɪəˈlʌɪəsɪs/

Definition of fascioliasis in English:


[mass noun] Medicine
Infestation of a human or an animal with the liver fluke.
Example sentences
  • Primary common bile duct stones are more common in Asian populations because of the increased prevalence of flukes and parasitic infections, such as clonorchiasis, fascioliasis and ascariasis.


Late 19th century: from modern Latin Fasciola hepatica, the name of the liver fluke (from Latin fasciola 'small bandage') + -iasis.

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