Definition of loiasis in English:

loiasis

noun

  • [mass noun] A tropical African disease caused by infestation with eye worms, which cause transient subcutaneous swellings, often accompanied by pain or fever.

Origin

Early 20th century: modern Latin, from loa (a local Angolan word for the parasite) + -iasis.

Pronunciation:

loiasis

/ləʊˈʌɪəsɪs/