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snail fever


noun

schistosomiasis.

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Nearby words

snaggy, snail, snail bore, snail cam, snail darter, snail fever, snail kite, snail mail, snail's pace, snail-paced, snailfish

Origin of snail fever

First recorded in 1945–50; so called because the parasites that cause the disease are carried by snails
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