- any flagellate of the genus Giardia, parasitic in the intestines of vertebrates.
Origin of giardia
< New Latin, named after Alfred M. Giard (died 1908), French biologist; see -ia
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Various forms of dysentery or diarrhea have been attributed to infection with Giardia (Lamblia) intestinalis.Food Poisoning
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- A genus of flagellated, usually nonpathogenic protozoa that are parasitic in the intestines of vertebrates including humans and most domestic animals.
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