ichthyophthirius dis-ease

ich

[ik]
noun
a disease of tropical fishes, characterized by small, white nodules on the fins, skin, and eyes, caused by a ciliate protozoan, Ichthyophthirius multifiliis.
Also called ichthyophthirius, ichthyophthirius disease.


Origin:
short for ichthyophthirius

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ichthyophthirius

[ik-thee-of-theer-ee-uhs]
noun
Also called ichthyophthirius disease.


Origin:
< Neo-Latin, the protozoan genus causing the disease, equivalent to ichthyo- ichthyo- + -phthirius < Greek phtheír louse

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