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

  1. a parasitic disease caused by flukes of the genus Fasciolopsis and characterized by abdominal pain and diarrhea: common in South, Southeast, and East Asia.

Origin of fasciolopsiasis

First recorded in 1885–90; from New Latin Fasciolops (is ), a genus name (equivalent to Latin fasciol (a ) “band, ribbon” (diminutive of fascia “bandage”) + -opsis -opsis) + -iasis

Words Nearby fasciolopsiasis

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