balantidium

noun
bal·​an·​tid·​i·​um | \ ˌbal-ən-ˈtid-ē-əm \

Medical Definition of balantidium

1 capitalized : a genus of large parasitic ciliate protozoans (order Heterotricha) including one (B. coli) that infests the intestines of some mammals and especially swine and may cause a chronic ulcerative dysentery in humans
2 plural balantidia\ -​ē-​ə \ : a protozoan of the genus Balantidium

Other Words from balantidium

balantidial \ -​ē-​əl \ or balantidic \ -​ˈtid-​ik \ adjective

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