Hexamita

noun

Hex·​am·​i·​ta hek-ˈsam-ət-ə How to pronounce Hexamita (audio)
: a genus (the type of the family Hexamitidae) of binucleate zooflagellates that include free-living forms as well as intestinal parasites of birds (as H. meleagridis) and of salmonid fishes (as H. salmonis) that are associated with enteritides

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“Hexamita.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Hexamita. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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