[jee-ahr-dahy-uh-sis, jahr-] /ˌdʒi ɑrˈdaɪ ə sɪs, dʒɑr-/
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.
infection with the parasitic protozoan Giardia lamblia, which can cause severe diarrhoea
giardiasis gi·ar·di·a·sis (jē’är-dī’ə-sĭs)
A condition in which the intenstines are infected with the protozoan Giardia lamblia. Also called lambliasis.
An intestinal infection caused by the protozoan Giardia lamblia. It is usually asymptomatic in humans but can cause diarrhea, nausea, and abdominal cramping. Giardiasis is most commonly transmitted by contaminated water and by direct contact among individuals in group settings.
[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. […]
[gibd] /gɪbd/ adjective, Veterinary Medicine. 1. (of a cat) castrated. [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. […]
[jib-er, gib-] /ˈdʒɪb ər, ˈgɪb-/ verb (used without object) 1. to speak inarticulately or meaninglessly. 2. to speak foolishly; chatter. noun 3. gibbering utterance. /ˈdʒɪbə/ verb 1. to utter rapidly and unintelligibly; prattle 2. (intransitive) (of monkeys and related animals) to make characteristic chattering sounds noun 3. a less common word for gibberish /ˈɡɪbə/ noun […]
/ˈɡɪbəd/ noun 1. Sir Frederick. 1908–84, British architect and town planner. His buildings include the Liverpool Roman Catholic cathedral (1960–67) and the Regent’s Park Mosque in London (1977). Harlow in the U.K. and Santa Teresa in Venezuela were built to his plans