[ loh-ahy-uh-sis ]
/ loʊˈaɪ ə sɪs /
Save This Word!
infestation with the parasitic eye worm, Loa loa, of the subcutaneous tissues and orbit: endemic in West Africa.
DO A DOUBLE TAKE ON THIS QUIZ ON CONTRONYMS
Look both ways before you take this quiz on contronyms, or words that can have opposite meanings.
Question 1 of 7
Choose the sentence that uses "rent" correctly.
Origin of loiasis
1910–15; <New Latin, equivalent to Lo(a) a worm genus + -iasis-iasis
Words nearby loiasis
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021
Medical definitions for loiasis
[ lō-ī′ə-sĭs ]
A chronic disease caused by infestation of the subcutaneous connective tissue of the body with the worm Loa loa and characterized by hyperemia, exudation of fluid, and a creeping sensation in the tissues with intense itching.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.