coccidium

noun coc·cid·i·um \ käk-ˈsi-dē-əm \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of coccidium

plural coccidia \-dē-ə\
: any of an order (Coccidia) of protozoans usually parasitic in the digestive epithelium of vertebrates

Origin and Etymology of coccidium

New Latin, diminutive of coccus


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