coccidia

noun plural
coc·​cid·​ia | \ käk-ˈsid-ē-ə How to pronounce coccidia (audio) \

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

Other Words from coccidia

coccidial \ (ˈ)käk-​ˈsid-​ē-​əl How to pronounce coccidial (audio) \ adjective

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“Coccidia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/coccidia. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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