bilharzia - definition and synonyms

noun [uncountable] medical 

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/bɪlˈhɑː(r)tsiə/

or bilharziasis 

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/ˌbɪlhɑː(r)ˈtsaɪəsɪs/

  1. a serious disease in which the blood becomes infected with a type of small worm. It is common in Africa, Asia, and South America.