theileria

noun
thei·​le·​ria | \ thī-ˈlir-ē-ə How to pronounce theileria (audio) \

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\ -​ē-​ˌē How to pronounce theileriae (audio) \ also theilerias : any organism of the genus Theileria

Other Words from theileria

theilerial \ -​ē-​əl How to pronounce theilerial (audio) \ adjective

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“Theileria.” The Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/theileria. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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