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coccidium

[kok-sid-ee-uh m] /kɒkˈsɪd i əm/
noun, plural coccidia
[kok-sid-ee-uh] /kɒkˈsɪd i ə/ (Show IPA).
Microbiology
1.
any sporozoan of the order Coccidia, often parasitic in the digestive tracts of certain animals and a cause of coccidiosis.
Origin of coccidium
< New Latin Coccidium, originally a genus name; see coccus, -idium
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coccidia in Medicine

Coccidia Coc·cid·i·a (kŏk-sĭd'ē-ə)
n.
An order of protozoans that are intracellular parasites in many vertebrates.

coccidium coc·cid·i·um (kŏk-sĭd'ē-əm)
n. pl. coc·cid·i·a (-ē-ə)
Any of various protozoan parasites belonging to the order Coccidia.


coc·cid'i·al adj.
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