Co·chlo·so·ma | \ˌkōkləˈsōmə, ˌkä-\

Definition of Cochlosoma 

: a genus of endocommensal flagellated protozoans known from the intestines of various vertebrates and possibly implicated in diarrheal conditions of young turkeys

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History and Etymology for Cochlosoma

New Latin, from Greek kochlos shellfish with a spiral shell + New Latin -soma; akin to Greek konchē mussel

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