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

 

bilharzia

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//bɪlˈhɑːtsiə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɪlˈhɑːrtsiə//
 
[uncountable]
 
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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 Origin mid 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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