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Hydatid disease

hydatid disease n.
An infection, usually of the liver or the lungs, with the larvae of an Echinococcus tapeworm, and characterized by the formation of hydatid cysts.


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    hydatidiform hy·da·tid·i·form (hī’də-tĭd’ə-fôrm’) adj. Having the form or appearance of a hydatid.

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