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A disease characterized by intestinal malabsorption and precipitated by gluten-containing foods. The intestinal mucosa shows loss of villous structure.
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1. Aphthae, thrush. 2. Tropical diarrhea, psilosis; a chronic remitting catarrhal inflammation of the mucous membrane of the alimentary tract, occurring in the tropics, characterized by stomatitis, diarrhea, anemia, and emaciation. 3. In mechanical dentistry, a piece of wood or metal used for making the ingate when casting molten metal.
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- A genus of small tapeworms birds and mammals. A genus of Cestoda or tapeworms. A cestode worm order Cyclophyllideae, family Hymenolepinidae, genus Hymenolepis. includes several genera, such as H. Diminuta, occasionally infesting children, and Nana, or the dwarf tapeworm of children. Flavopuncta. See Taenia flavopuncta, under tenia.