balantidiasis bal·an·ti·di·a·sis (bāl’ən-tĭ-dī’ə-sĭs)
An intestinal disease caused by a species of Balantidium and characterized by diarrhea, dysentery, and occasionally ulceration.
a halfbeak, Hemiramphus balao, of tropical western Atlantic seas. Historical Examples balao oil.A resinous oil (balao or malapajo) is found in Samar and Albay, probably also in other provinces. The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes Toms de Comyn The balao is sold in Albay at four reals for the tinaja of ten gantas (the liter […]
the elder brother of Krishna and an incarnation of Vishnu. Historical Examples The child from the white hair will be known as Balarama and the child from the black hair as Krishna. The Loves of Krishna in Indian Painting and Poetry W. G. Archer Krishna and his brother Balarama figure as princes of Dwaraka in […]
a rose-red variety of spinel. Bilhah. Historical Examples And yet his work stands out from the ruck of the contemporary versifiers as a balas ruby among carrots. Martin Eden Jack London Page 167, line 67, and seq.—’Carbuncle and balas ruby,’ etc. Parzival (vol. 2 of 2) Wolfram von Eschenback Mention has been made above of […]
a city in the W Russian Federation in Europe: a NE suburb of Moscow.