Giardia



[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.

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