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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 play \-ˈzō-ə\ :any protozoan of the genus Encephalitozoon

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