Cochlosoma

noun
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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“Cochlosoma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cochlosoma. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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