plural noun
Cni·​do·​spo·​rid·​ia | \ -spəˈridēə \

Definition of Cnidosporidia

: a subclass of Sporozoa comprising protozoans that have complex spores with polar capsules and coiled polar filaments and are single-host parasites of lower vertebrates and invertebrates — see actinomyxidia , microsporidia , myxosporidia

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Other Words from Cnidosporidia

cnidosporidian \ ¦⸗⸗⸗¦ridēən \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for Cnidosporidia

New Latin, from cnid- + -sporidia

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“Cnidosporidia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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