• synonyms


  1. schistosome.
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Origin of bilharzia

First recorded in 1880–85
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Examples from the Web for bilharzia

Historical Examples

  • What do the Wa-kamba know of sanitation, hæmaturia, and the larva of Bilharzia!

    Religion and Lust

    James Weir

  • Bilharzia, bil′hr-zi-a, n. a human parasitic flat worm in the fluke or Trematode order, with differentiated sexes.

  • In the same year the Schistosomum hematobium was shown to be the cause of the Bilharzia disease by Bilharz.

    The Fundamentals of Bacteriology

    Charles Bradfield Morrey

  • Bilharzia, especially in Egypt and South Africa, causes haematuria.

  • The larv of Bilharzia closely resemble those of Fasciola hepatica, which latter may be appropriately noticed in this place.


    T. Spencer Cobbold

British Dictionary definitions for bilharzia


  1. another name for a schistosome
  2. another name for schistosomiasis
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Word Origin

C19: New Latin, named after Theodor Bilharz (1825–62), German parasitologist who discovered schistosomes
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bilharzia in Medicine


  1. Schistosoma
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