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theileria

noun thei·le·ria \ thī-ˈlir-ē-ə \

medical Definition of theileria

1 capitalized :a genus of sporozoan protozoans (family Theileriidae) that includes a parasite (T. parva) causing east coast fever of cattle
2 plural theileriae play \-ē-ˌē\ also theilerias :any organism of the genus Theileria

theilerial

play \-ē-əl\ adjective

Biographical Note for theileria

  • Theiler play \ˈtī-lər\, Sir Arnold (1867–1936), South African veterinary bacteriologist.

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