hydatid disease


An infection, usually of the liver or the lungs, with the larvae of an Echinococcus tapeworm, and characterized by the formation of hydatid cysts.

Nearby words

  1. hyd.,
  2. hydantoin,
  3. hydathode,
  4. hydatid,
  5. hydatid cyst,
  6. hydatid fremitus,
  7. hydatid thrill,
  8. hydatidiform,
  9. hydatidiform mole,
  10. hydatidocele

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