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[mass noun] Infestation of a human or an animal with the liver fluke.
- ‘Primary common bile duct stones are more common in Asian populations because of the increased prevalence of flukes and parasitic infections, such as clonorchiasis, fascioliasis and ascariasis.’
Late 19th century: from modern Latin Fasciola hepatica, the name of the liver fluke (from Latin fasciola small bandage) + -iasis.
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