bilharzia vs schistosomiasis what difference

what is difference between bilharzia and schistosomiasis



After the German physician Theodor Bilharz.


bilharzia (countable and uncountable, plural bilharzias)

  1. (pathology) The parasitic disease schistosomiasis

See also

  • bilharziasis

Further reading

  • bilharzia on Wikipedia.Wikipedia



schistosome +‎ -iasis.
From scientific name Schistosoma + Ancient Greek -σις (-sis, nouns of action) (English -sis).


schistosomiasis (countable and uncountable, plural schistosomiases)

  1. (pathology) Any of various diseases of humans caused by parasitic blood flukes of the genus Schistosoma.
    Synonyms: bilharzia, bilharziasis, bilharziosis, snail fever
    • 1997, Roy Porter, The Greatest Benefit to Mankind, Folio Society 2016, p. 18:
      Investigation of Egyptian mummies has revealed calcified eggs in liver and kidney tissues, proving the presence of schistosomiasis in ancient Egypt.

Derived terms

Related terms


Further reading

  • schistosomiasis on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
  • schistosomiasis on Wikimedia Commons.Wikimedia Commons

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