coccidia

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

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