Definition of bilharzia noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//bɪlˈhɑːtsiə//
; NAmE NAmE//bɪlˈhɑːrtsiə//
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a serious disease, common in parts of Africa and S America, caused by small worms that get into the blood Word Originmid 19th cent.: modern Latin, former name of the genus Schistosoma, named after T. Bilharz (1825–62), the German physician who discovered the parasite.
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