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cyclospora

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noun cy·clo·spo·ra \ˌsī-klō-ˈspȯr-ə\

Definition of cyclospora

  1. :  any of a genus (Cyclospora of the order Coccidia) of sporozoans including one (C. cayetanensis) causing diarrhea in humans



Origin and Etymology of cyclospora

New Latin, from cycl- + spora spore


First Known Use: 1993


Medical Dictionary

cyclospora

noun cy·clo·spora \ˌsī-klō-ˈspȯr-ə\

Medical Definition of cyclospora

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of coccidian protozoans that produce an oocyst containing two sporocysts with each sporocyst containing two sporozoites and that include one (C. cayetanensis) causing diarrhea in humans

  2. 2:  a protozoan of the genus Cyclospora




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