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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(jē-ar'dē-ă), Avoid the misspelling/mispronunciation Girardia.
A genus of parasitic flagellates that parasitize the small intestine of many mammals, including most domestic animals and humans; for example, Giardia bovis in cattle, Giardia canis in dogs, and Giardia cati in cats. Many species have been described, but current research suggests that these should be reduced to only two or three.
[Alfred Giard, Fr. biologist, 1846-1908]
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Any of various flagellated, usually nonpathogenic protozoa of the genus Giardia that may be parasitic in the intestines of vertebrates including humans and most domestic animals.
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A genus of flagellates that parasitize the small intestine of human beings, domestic and wild mammals, and birds.
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A genus of flagellates that parasitizes the small intestine of human beings, domestic and wild mammals, and birds.
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