snail fever
noun Etymology: from the snails which serve as intermediate hosts to the schistosomes causing the disease Date: 1947 schistosomiasis

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  • snail fever — n. SCHISTOSOMIASIS …   English World dictionary

  • snail fever — noun : schistosomiasis * * * schistosomiasis. [1945 50; so called because the parasites that cause the disease are carried by snails] * * * snail fever, = schistosomiasis. (Cf. ↑schistosomiasis) ╂[so called because it is caused by parasitic… …   Useful english dictionary

  • snail fever — snail′ fe′ver n. pat schistosomiasis • Etymology: 1945–50 …   From formal English to slang

  • snail fever — schistosomiasis. [1945 50; so called because the parasites that cause the disease are carried by snails] * * * …   Universalium

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