from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of various generally tropical diseases caused by infestation with schistosomes, widespread in rural areas of Africa, Asia, and Latin America through use of contaminated water, and characterized by infection and gradual destruction of the tissues of the kidneys, liver, and other organs. Also called bilharziasis, snail fever.
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- n. Any of various diseases of humans caused by parasitic blood flukes of the genus Schistosoma
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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
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