Definition of cyclospora
: any of a genus (Cyclospora of the order Coccidia) of sporozoans including one (C. cayetanensis) causing diarrhea in humans
Origin of cyclospora
New Latin, from cycl- + spora spore
First Known Use: 1993
Medical Definition of cyclospora
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: a protozoan of the genus Cyclospora
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