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[jee-ahr-dee-uh, jahr-] /dʒiˈɑr di ə, ˈdʒɑr-/
any flagellate of the genus Giardia, parasitic in the intestines of vertebrates.
Origin of giardia
< New Latin, named after Alfred M. Giard (died 1908), French biologist; see -ia Unabridged
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giardia in Medicine

Giardia Gi·ar·di·a (jē-är'dē-ə)
A genus of flagellated, usually nonpathogenic protozoa that are parasitic in the intestines of vertebrates including humans and most domestic animals.

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