loiasis

[ loh-ahy-uh-sis ]
/ loʊˈaɪ ə sɪs /

noun Pathology.

infestation with the parasitic eye worm, Loa loa, of the subcutaneous tissues and orbit: endemic in West Africa.

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Also loaiasis.

Origin of loiasis

1910–15; <New Latin, equivalent to Lo(a) a worm genus + -iasis-iasis

Words nearby loiasis

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Medical definitions for loiasis

loiasis
[ lō-īə-sĭs ]

n.

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.
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