[fas-ee-oh-lop-sahy-uh-sis, fuh-see-uh-, -sahy-]


a parasitic disease caused by flukes of the genus Fasciolopsis and characterized by abdominal pain and diarrhea: common in the Far East.

Nearby words

  1. fascio-,
  2. fasciodesis,
  3. fasciola,
  4. fasciolar,
  5. fascioliasis,
  6. fasciolopsis,
  7. fascioplasty,
  8. fasciorrhaphy,
  9. fasciotomy,
  10. fascism

Origin of fasciolopsiasis

1885–90; < New Latin Fasciolops(is) genus name (equivalent to Latin fasciol(a) band, ribbon (diminutive of fascia bandage) + -opsis -opsis) + -iasis

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Medicine definitions for fasciolopsiasis


[făs′ē-ō-lŏp-sīə-sĭs, fə-sī′ō-]


Parasitization or disease caused by any of the flukes of the genus Fasciolopsis.

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