Blastocystis

noun

Blas·​to·​cystis
: a cosmopolitan genus of commensal yeasts common in human feces and a frequent source of confusion in fecal examinations for the detection of pathogenic protozoans

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from blast- + -cystis

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“Blastocystis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Blastocystis. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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