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giardia

[ jee-ahr-dee-uh, jahr- ]
/ dʒiˈɑr di ə, ˈdʒɑr- /
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noun
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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