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clonorchiasis

Pronunciation: klo'nor-ki'a-sis

Definition: A disease caused by the fluke Clonorchis sinensis, affecting the distal bile ducts of humans and other fish-eating animals after ingestion of raw, smoked, or undercooked fish or raw crayfish; initial infection may be benign, but repeated or chronic infection induces an intense proliferative and granulomatous condition.

Synonym(s): clonorchiosis

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