Chilomastix

noun
Chi·​lo·​mas·​tix | \ ˌkī-lō-ˈmas-tiks How to pronounce Chilomastix (audio) \

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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“Chilomastix.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Chilomastix. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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