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coccidia

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noun plural coc·cid·ia \ käk-ˈsid-ē-ə \

medical Definition of coccidia

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

play \(ˈ)käk-ˈsid-ē-əl\ adjective

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