Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A disease caused by infestation with parasitic worms.

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  • n. infestation with parasitic worms

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A disease in which worms are present in some part of the body.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, a condition characterized by the presence of worms in any part of the body.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. infestation of the body with parasitic worms

Etymologies

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helminth (“parasitic flatworm or roundworm”) +‎ -iasis.

Examples

  • Most died prematurely from parasitic diseases, especially from tuberculosis and forms of helminthiasis worms in the gastrointestinal tract, like schistosoma, trichinae, and pork tapeworm.3 There were two major threats to the health of the people.

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  • In nature, animals hardly ever die of old age, but of serious diseases, such as tuberculosis or a form of helminthiasis.

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  • How much human helminthiasis is there in the world?

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  • For POWs detained for 30 days or more, such eligibility covers any of the following illnesses that are found at least 10 percent disabling: avitaminosis; beriberi; chronic dysentery; cirrhosis of the liver; helminthiasis; irritable bowel syndrome and malnutrition, including associated optic atrophy.

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  • The study, authored by Dr Bernhard Liese from Georgetown University, Washington and colleagues, revealed that lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis (river blindness), soil-transmitted helminthiasis, schistosomiasis, and trachoma comprise the five most common NTDs.

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  • These result in malaria, tuberculosis, cholera, typhoid, dracunculiasis, helminthiasis, schizosomiasis, asthma, bronchitis and heart diseases that are taking their toll on millions of people living in the region.

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  • The plants, rituals and spells that "cured" the helminthiasis in Sicily

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  • The author has highlighted the importance of how, in some parts of Sicily, even to the present day, some ailments like helminthiasis and other correlated pathologies like 'scantu'

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  • The plants which 'cure worms' and those 'used against helminthiasis' were taken into consideration or rather those plants which are quite good at combating the collateral effects of helminthiasis like stomach bloating, intestinal disturbances and halitosis.

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  • Crompton DW, Nesheim MC (2002) Nutritional impact of intestinal helminthiasis during the human life cycle.

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