thelaziasis

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Etymology[edit]

Thelazia +‎ -iasis

Noun[edit]

thelaziasis (uncountable)

  1. (medicine) Infection with parasitic nematodes of the genus Thelazia.
    • 1917 September, R. T. Leiper, “Thelaziasis in man: A summary of recent reports on "Circumocular filariasis" in Chinese literature, with a note on the zoological position of the parasite”, in The British Journal of Ophthalmology, volume 1, number 9, title, page 546:
      Thelaziasis in man
    • 1989, Korean journal of parasitology, page 222:
      Reports of human thelaziasis are increasing recently because of environmental and social factors (Lee et al., 1986).
    • 2003, Understanding Horses:
      Injuries to the eyes ar not uncommon in horses, and they can even suffer from eyeworms (thelaziasis) on occasions.

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