Chilomastix

noun
Chi·​lo·​mas·​tix | \ˌkī-lō-ˈmas-tiks \

Medical Definition of Chilomastix 

: 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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