Giardia

Type: Term Pronunciation: jē-ar′dē-ă Definitions: 1. A genus of parasitic flagellates that parasitize the small intestine of many mammals, including most domestic animals and humans; Giardia bovis in cattle, Giardia canis in dogs, and Giardia cati in cats. Many species have been described, but current research suggests that the
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giardia

[n] - a suspected cause of diarrhea in humans
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Giardia

Giardia: A genus of protozoa that infect the gastrointestinal tract of some animals, including humans. Giardia have a large sucking disk which permits them to adhere to the intestinal lining. The species that infects humans (and causes diarrhea) is Giardia lamblia. Named after the French biologist Alfred Mathieu Giard (1846-1908). See also: Giardia
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Giardia

Genus of flagellate protozoans, found as intestinal parasites of vertebrates. The human intestinal parasite is 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
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Giardia

<protozoa> 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
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giardia

noun a suspected cause of diarrhea in humans
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Giardia

(je-ahr´de-ә) a genus of flagellate protozoa parasitic in the intestines of humans and other animals, which may cause protracted, intermittent diarrhea with symptoms suggesting malabsorption. G. lamb´lia (called also G. intestina´lis) causes giardiasis.
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Giardia

Giardia (ə or ə) is a genus of anaerobic flagellated protozoan parasites of the phylum Sarcomastigophora that colonise and reproduce in the small intestines of several vertebrates, causing giardiasis. Their life cycle alternates between an actively swimming trophozoite and an infective, resistant cyst. Giardia were first described by the Dutch m
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