Medical Dictionary


noun bal·an·tid·i·um \ˌbal-ən-ˈtid-ē-əm\

Medical Definition of BALANTIDIUM

capitalized :  a genus of large parasitic ciliate protozoans (order Heterotricha) including one (B. coli) that infests the intestines of some mammals and especially swine and may cause a chronic ulcerative dysentery in humans
plural bal·an·tid·ia \-ē-ə\ :  a protozoan of the genus Balantidium
bal·an·tid·i·al \-ē-əl\ or bal·an·tid·ic \-ˈtid-ik\ adjective


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