Medical Dictionary

coccidiostat

noun coc·cid·io·stat \ (ˈ)käk-ˈsid-ē-ō-ˌstat \

medical Definition of coccidiostat

: a chemical agent added to animal feed (as for poultry) that serves to retard the life cycle or reduce the population of pathogenic coccidia to the point that disease is minimized and the host develops immunity

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up coccidiostat? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

of very fine texture or delicate form

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!