A potentially fatal parasitic disease of animals and humans, caused by the Echinococcus tapeworm.

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  • Echinococcosis — Classification and external resources Echinococcus life cycle (click to enlarge) ICD 10 B …   Wikipedia

  • echinococcosis — e*chi no*coc*co sis ([e^]*k[imac] n[ o]*k[o^]k*k[=o] s[i^]s), n. (Med.) infestation with echinococci (tapeworms). An infection with the larval form is called {hydatid disease}. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Echinococcosis — vgl. Echinokokkose …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • echinococcosis — noun (plural echinococcoses) Etymology: New Latin Date: 1900 infestation with or disease caused by an echinococcus …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • echinococcosis — e·chi·no·coc·co·sis (ĭ kī nə kə kōʹsĭs) n. pl. e·chi·no·coc·co·ses ( sēz) Infestation with echinococci.   [echinococcus + osis.] * * * ▪ pathology also called  Echinococcal Disease, Hydatidosis, or Hydatid Disease,         formation of cysts, or… …   Universalium

  • Echinococcosis — Parasitic disease caused by the larval stage of the tapeworm Echinococcus. There are three forms of Echinococcus that affect humans E. (Echinococcus) granulosus, E. multilocularis, and E. vogeli and each has a different geographic distribution… …   Medical dictionary

  • echinococcosis — n. disease caused by an infestation of tapeworms …   English contemporary dictionary

  • echinococcosis — echi·no·coc·co·sis …   English syllables

  • echinococcosis — echinococciasis …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • echinococcosis — /ˌɛkənoʊkɒˈkoʊsəs/ (say .ekuhnohko kohsuhs) noun infestation of a person or animal with the tapeworm, Echinococcus granulosus, in its larval or hydatid stage …   Australian English dictionary

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