fascioliasis

fascioliasis

[fuh-see-uh-lahy-uh-sis, -sahy-]
noun Veterinary Pathology.

Origin:
1885–90; < Neo-Latin Fasciol(a) name of genus of liver flukes (Latin: small bandage) + -iasis

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To fascioliasis
American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

fascioliasis fas·ci·o·li·a·sis (fə-sē'ə-lī'ə-sĭs, -sī'-)
n.
Infection with a liver fluke of the genus Fasciola.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Encyclopedia Britannica
Encyclopedia

fascioliasis

infection of humans and grass-grazing animals, caused by the liver fluke Fasciola hepatica, a small parasitic flatworm that lives in the bile ducts and causes a condition known as liver rot.

Learn more about fascioliasis with a free trial on Britannica.com.

Encyclopedia Britannica, 2008. Encyclopedia Britannica Online.
Cite This Source
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature