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any of various aquatic bugs, as of the family Belostomatidae (giant water bug)
(loosely) a large cockroach, especially the American cockroach.
any of various heteropterous insects adapted to living in the water or on its surface, esp any of the family Belostomatidae (giant water bugs), of North America, India, and southern Africa, which have flattened hairy legs
[jou-uh r, jou-er] /ˈdʒaʊ ər, ˈdʒaʊ ər/ noun, Turkish. 1. an unbeliever; a non-Muslim, especially a Christian. /ˈdʒaʊə/ noun 1. a derogatory term for a non-Muslim, esp a Christian, used esp by the Turks n. 1560s, Turkish term of contempt for non-Muslims, from Persian gaur, variant of gabr “fire-worshipper,” originally applied to the adherents of […]
[jee-ahr-dee-uh, jahr-] /dʒiˈɑr di ə, ˈdʒɑr-/ noun 1. any flagellate of the genus Giardia, parasitic in the intestines of vertebrates. Giardia Gi·ar·di·a (jē-är’dē-ə) n. A genus of flagellated, usually nonpathogenic protozoa that are parasitic in the intestines of vertebrates including humans and most domestic animals.
[jee-ahr-dahy-uh-sis, jahr-] /ˌdʒi ɑrˈdaɪ ə sɪs, dʒɑr-/ noun, Pathology. 1. an intestinal disorder characterized by abdominal discomfort and prolonged, intermittent diarrhea, caused by the protozoan Giardia lamblia and contracted by drinking untreated water, as of streams or ponds, contaminated with the feces of infected animals. /ˌdʒaɪɑːˈdaɪəsɪs/ noun 1. infection with the parasitic protozoan Giardia lamblia, […]
[gib] /gɪb/ noun 1. a hooked prolongation that develops during the spawning season on the lower jaw of a male salmon or trout. 2. Machinery. 3. (in carpentry or ironwork) a heavy metal strap for fastening two members together. verb (used with object), gibbed, gibbing. 4. to fasten (parts) together by means of a gib. […]