Meaning of schistosomiasis
Pronunciation: (shis"tu-sō-mī'u-sis), [key]
— n. Pathol.
- an infection caused by parasitic flukes of the genus Schistosoma, occurring commonly in eastern Asia and in tropical regions and transmitted to humans through feces-contaminated fresh water or snails: symptoms commonly include pain, anemia, and malfunction of the infected organ. Also called
- schistosomiasis (Thesaurus)