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fascioliasis

[fuh-see-uh-lahy-uh-sis, -sahy-] /fəˌsi əˈlaɪ ə sɪs, -ˌsaɪ-/
noun, Veterinary Pathology
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Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; < New Latin Fasciol(a) name of genus of liver flukes (Latin: small bandage) + -iasis
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fascioliasis fas·ci·o·li·a·sis (fə-sē'ə-lī'ə-sĭs, -sī'-)
n.
Infection with a liver fluke of the genus Fasciola.

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Encyclopedia Article for 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.

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