Definition of loiasis in English:


Line breaks: lo|iasis
Pronunciation: /ləʊˈʌɪəsɪs


[mass noun]
A tropical African disease caused by infestation with eye worms, which 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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