Scarabiasis | definition of scarabiasis by Medical dictionary
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scarabiasis (skăr″ă-bī′ă-sĭs) [L. scarabaeus, beetle, + Gr. -iasis, condition]
A condition in which the intestine is invaded by the dung beetle. It occurs principally in children.
scarabiasis Intestinal infection with dung beetles. This occurs mainly in children and features loss of appetite, emaciation and diarrhoea.