from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See schistosome.
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- n. The parasitic disease schistosomiasis
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of the order Trematoidea, or fluke-worms, endoparasitic in the blood-vessels of man, especially in the urinary organs, the ova escaping through an ulceration which the presence of the parent causes.
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- n. an infestation with or a resulting infection caused by a parasite of the genus Schistosoma; common in the tropics and Far East; symptoms depend on the part of the body infected
New Latin Bilharzia, genus name, after Theodor Bilharz (1825-1862), German physician.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)