encephalitozoon

noun
en·ceph·a·li·to·zo·on | \ -ˌlīt-ə-ˈzō-ˌän, -ˈzō-ən \

Medical Definition of encephalitozoon 

1 capitalized : a genus of protozoans of the order Microsporidia that infect the brain and kidneys of numerous mammals and that include one (E. cuniculi) infecting humans and especially immunocompromised individuals

2 plural encephalitozoa\-ˈzō-ə \ : any protozoan of the genus Encephalitozoon

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