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n. a genus of parasitic pear-shaped protozoa inhabiting the human small intestine. They have four pairs of flagella, two nuclei, and two sucking discs used for attachment to the intestinal wall. Giardia is usually harmless but may occasionally cause diarrhoea (see giardiasis).

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