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giardia

[jee-ahr-dee-uh, jahr-]
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noun
  1. any flagellate of the genus Giardia, parasitic in the intestines of vertebrates.
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Origin of giardia

< New Latin, named after Alfred M. Giard (died 1908), French biologist; see -ia
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  • Various forms of dysentery or diarrhea have been attributed to infection with Giardia (Lamblia) intestinalis.

    Food Poisoning

    Edwin Oakes Jordan


giardia in Medicine

Giardia

(jē-ärdē-ə)
n.
  1. 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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