[kok-sid-ee-oh-sis] /kɒkˌsɪd iˈoʊ sɪs/

noun, Veterinary Pathology.
any of a series of specific infectious diseases caused by epithelial protozoan parasites, which may affect the intestines of birds, domestic animals, or dogs.
any disease of domestic and other animals caused by introcellular parasitic protozoa of the order Coccidia. One species, Isospora hominis, can infect humans

Modern Latin, from Greek *kokkidion, diminutive of kokkis, diminutive of kokkos “berry” + -osis.

coccidiosis coc·cid·i·o·sis (kŏk-sĭd’ē-ō’sĭs)
An intestinal disease caused by a coccidium.


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