Chilomastix

noun

Chi·​lo·​mas·​tix ˌkī-lō-ˈmas-tiks How to pronounce Chilomastix (audio)
: a genus of pear-shaped, flagellated protozoans that usually occur commensally in the intestines of various vertebrates and includes one (Chilomastix mesnili) occurring as a nonpathogenic parasite in the cecum and colon of humans

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“Chilomastix.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Chilomastix. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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