coccidioses

coccidiosis

[kok-sid-ee-oh-sis]
noun Veterinary Pathology.
any of a series of specific infectious diseases caused by epithelial protozoan parasites, which may affect the intestines of birds, domestic animals, or dogs.

Origin:
1890–95; < Neo-Latin Coccidi(a) (see coccidium) + -osis

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coccidiosis (kɒkˌsɪdɪˈəʊsɪs)
 
n
any disease of domestic and other animals caused by introcellular parasitic protozoa of the order Coccidia. One species, Isospora hominis, can infect humans
 
[C19: from New Latin; see coccus, -osis]

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coccidiosis
1892, from coccidium (1867), from Mod.L., from Gk. *kokkidion, dim. of kokkis, dim. of kokkos "berry" + -osis.
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coccidiosis coc·cid·i·o·sis (kŏk-sĭd'ē-ō'sĭs)
n.
An intestinal disease caused by a coccidium.

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