theileria

noun

thei·​le·​ria thī-ˈlir-ē-ə How to pronounce theileria (audio)
1
capitalized : a genus of sporozoan protozoans (family Theileriidae) that includes a parasite (T. parva) causing east coast fever of cattle
2
plural theileriae -ē-ˌē How to pronounce theileria (audio) also theilerias : any organism of the genus Theileria
theilerial adjective

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“Theileria.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/theileria. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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