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[kok-sid-ee-oh-sis] /kɒkˌsɪd iˈoʊ sɪs/
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 of coccidiosis
1890-95; < New Latin Coccidi(a) (see coccidium) + -osis Unabridged
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any disease of domestic and other animals caused by introcellular parasitic protozoa of the order Coccidia. One species, Isospora hominis, can infect humans
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin; see coccus, -osis
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Word Origin and History for coccidiosis

Modern Latin, from Greek *kokkidion, diminutive of kokkis, diminutive of kokkos "berry" + -osis.

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coccidiosis in Medicine

coccidiosis coc·cid·i·o·sis (kŏk-sĭd'ē-ō'sĭs)
An intestinal disease caused by a coccidium.

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