Definition of fascioliasis in English:

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fascioliasis

Pronunciation: /ˌfasɪəˈlʌɪəsɪs/

noun

[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.

Origin

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

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