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crithidia

crithidia in Medicine

crithidia cri·thid·i·a (krə-thĭd'ē-ə)
n.
The stage of development of certain flagellate parasites of vertebrates in the insect host, such as the multiplying form of the agent of African sleeping sickness in the tsetse fly.

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  • The forms which pass into the intestine quickly assume the crithidia form and continue to develop rapidly under this form.

    Handbook of Medical Entomology William Albert Riley

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