schistosomiasis

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child showing symptoms of schistosomiasis

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From scientific name Schistosoma + Ancient Greek -σις (-sis, nouns of action) (English -sis).

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schistosomiasis (plural schistosomiases)

  1. (pathology) Any of various diseases of humans caused by parasitic blood flukes of the genus Schistosoma.
    • 1997, Roy Porter, The Greatest Benefit to Mankind, Folio Society 2016, p. 18:
      Investigation of Egyptian mummies has revealed calcified eggs in liver and kidney tissues, proving the presence of schistosomiasis in ancient Egypt.

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