Definition of Giardia

1. Noun. A suspected cause of diarrhea in humans.

Definition of Giardia

1. Noun. The human intestinal parasite ''Giardia lamblia''. ¹

2. Noun. The human intestinal parasite ''Giardia lamblia''. ¹

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Definition of Giardia

1. a protozoan inhabiting the intestines [n -S]

Medical Definition of Giardia

1. Genus of flagellate protozoans which are free swimming parasites that inhabits the gastrointestinal tract of vertebrates and causes gastroenteritis in man (Giardia lamblia). The cells have a large disc or sucker on their anterior ventral surfaces, by which they attach to the intestinal mucosa. The attachment of the disc is very strong and can prevent peristaltic clearing. This can result in acute or chronic diarrhoea especially in children, although infection, which occurs by ingestion of spores, may be asymptomatic. The disease is termed Giardiasis or Lambliasis. (17 Dec 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Giardia

Giambattista Marino
Gian Carlo Menotti
Gianbattista Bodoni
Gianni Versace
Giannuzzi's crescents
Giannuzzi's demilunes
Gianotti-Crosti syndrome
Giant Mountains
Giardia intestinalis
Gibb's phase rule
Gibbs' theorem
Gibbs-Donnan equilibrium
Gibbs-Helmholtz equation
Gibbs energy of activation
Gibbs free energy
Gibney's boot
Gibney's fixation bandage

Literary usage of Giardia

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1. Manual of Microbiologic Monitoring of Laboratory Animals edited by Kim Waggie (1994)
"Agent: giardia mûris (Phylum: Protozoa; Subphylum: Sarcomastigophora; ... Life cycle: Trophozoites of giardia mûris are bilaterally symmetrical, pear-shaped ..."

2. The Animal Parasites of Man by Harold Benjamin Fantham, Maximilian Gustav Christian Carl Braun (1916)
"giardia (Lamblia) intestinalis (see p. 57). ... should be placed in the genus giardia, Kunstler, 1882. Bipartition occurs in the encysted state. ..."

3. International Medical and Surgical Surveyby American Institute of Medicine by American Institute of Medicine (1922)
"The most important difference between the giardia of the human type and that of the meadow mouse is that of size. There is not only a material difference in ..."

4. Environmental Issues in Primary Careedited by Barbara S. Murdock edited by Barbara S. Murdock (1994)
"giardia mechanically damage the lining of the small intestine. ... How do giardia cause disease? Unlike bacteria, which cause illness by producing toxins, ..."

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