encephalitozoon

noun

en·​ceph·​a·​li·​to·​zo·​on -ˌlīt-ə-ˈzō-ˌän, -ˈzō-ən How to pronounce encephalitozoon (audio)
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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
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plural encephalitozoa -ˈzō-ə How to pronounce encephalitozoon (audio) : any protozoan of the genus Encephalitozoon

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“Encephalitozoon.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/encephalitozoon. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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