Giardia definitions

jē-är'dē-ə, jär'-
Any of various flagellated, usually nonpathogenic protozoa of the genus Giardia that may be parasitic in the intestines of vertebrates including humans and most domestic animals.
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Any of various flagellated, usually nonpathogenic protozoa of the genus Giardia that may be parasitic in the intestines of vertebrates including humans and most domestic animals.
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The human intestinal parasite, Giardia lamblia.
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The human intestinal parasite Giardia lamblia.
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Giardiasis, the disease caused by the parasite.
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Origin of giardia

New Latin after Alfred Mathieu Giard (1846–1908), French zoologist