sarcocystis

noun
sar·​co·​cys·​tis | \ˌsär-kə-ˈsis-təs \

Medical Definition of sarcocystis 

1 capitalized : a genus of sporozoan protozoans of the order Sarcosporidia that form cysts in vertebrate muscle

2 plural sarcocystis or sarcocystises : any sporozoan protozoan of the genus Sarcocystis broadly : any of the order Sarcosporidia

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