Medical Dictionary

coccidia

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noun plural coc·cid·ia \käk-ˈsid-ē-ə\

Medical Definition of coccidia

  1. 1 capitalized :  a large order of schizogonic telosporidian sporozoans typically parasites of the digestive epithelium of vertebrates and higher invertebrates and including several forms of great economic importance—see cryptosporidium, eimeria, haemogregarina, isospora

  2. 2:  sporozoans of the order Coccidia

coccidial

\(ˈ)käk-ˈsid-ē-əl\play adjective

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