balantidiasis

[băl′ən-tĭ-dīə-sĭs]

n.

An intestinal disease caused by a species of Balantidium and characterized by diarrhea, dysentery, and occasionally ulceration.

Nearby words

  1. benzalkonium chloride,
  2. benzamine,
  3. benzanthracene,
  4. benzedrine,
  5. benzene,
  6. benzene ring,
  7. benzene series,
  8. benzeneazobenzene,
  9. benzenecarbaldehyde,
  10. benzenecarbonyl


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