cyclospora

noun cy·clo·spo·ra \ ˌsī-klō-ˈspȯr-ə \

Definition of cyclospora

: any of a genus (Cyclospora of the order Coccidia) of sporozoans including one (C. cayetanensis) causing diarrhea in humans

Origin and Etymology of cyclospora

New Latin, from cycl- + spora spore


Medical Dictionary

cyclospora

noun cy·clo·spora \ ˌsī-klō-ˈspȯr-ə \

medical Definition of cyclospora

1 capitalized : a genus of coccidian protozoans that produce an oocyst containing two sporocysts with each sporocyst containing two sporozoites and that include one (C. cayetanensis) causing diarrhea in humans
2 : a protozoan of the genus Cyclospora

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