coccidia

noun plural

coc·​cid·​ia käk-ˈsid-ē-ə How to pronounce coccidia (audio)
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
: sporozoans of the order Coccidia
coccidial adjective

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“Coccidia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/coccidia. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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