coccidiostat

noun

coc·​cid·​io·​stat (ˈ)käk-ˈsid-ē-ō-ˌstat How to pronounce coccidiostat (audio)
: 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

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“Coccidiostat.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/coccidiostat. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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