coccidium

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noun coc·cid·i·um \käk-ˈsi-dē-əm\

Definition of coccidium

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\-dē-ə\
  1. :  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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