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ichthyophthirius

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noun ich·thy·oph·thir·i·us \ˌik-thē-äf-ˈthir-ē-əs\

Medical Definition of ichthyophthirius

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of oval ciliates (order Holotricha) that are included in a single species (I. multifiliis) and are parasitic in the skin of various freshwater fishes where they encyst and multiply causing a severe and sometimes fatal inflammation

  2. 2:  ich


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