Definition of loiasis in English:

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Pronunciation: /lōˈīəsis/


A tropical African disease caused by infestation with eye worms that cause transient subcutaneous swellings, often accompanied by pain or fever.


Early 20th century: modern Latin, from loa (a local Angolan word for the parasite) + -iasis.

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Syllabification: lo·i·a·sis

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