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Medical Term:

balantidiasis

Pronunciation: bal′an-ti-dī′ă-sis

Definition: A disease caused by the presence of Balantidium coli in the large intestine; characterized by diarrhea, dysentery, and occasionally ulceration.

Synonym(s): balantidial dysentery, balantidosis

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