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schistosomiasis (n.)

1906, from schistosome (1905), from Modern Latin Schistosoma, from Greek skhistos "divided, cloven" (see schist) + sōma "body" (see somato-).

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Definitions of schistosomiasis

schistosomiasis (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;
Synonyms: bilharzia / bilharziasis
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