[krip-tuh-fahyt] /ˈkrɪp təˌfaɪt/
Botany. a plant that forms its reproductive structures, as corms or bulbs, underground or underwater.
any perennial plant that bears its buds below the soil or water surface
cryptopodia cryp·to·po·di·a (krĭp’tō-pō’dē-ə) n. A condition characterized by swelling of the lower part of the leg and the foot so that the sole seems to be a broad flattened pad.
[krip-tawr-ki-diz-uh m] /krɪpˈtɔr kɪˌdɪz əm/ noun, Pathology. 1. failure of one or both testes to descend into the scrotum. /krɪpˈtɔːkɪd/ noun 1. an animal or human in which the testes fail to descend into the scrotum adjective 2. denoting or relating to such an individual
[krip-toh-spawr-i-dahy-oh-sis, ‐spohr‐] /ˌkrɪp toʊˌspɔr ɪ daɪˈoʊ sɪs, ‐ˌspoʊr‐/ noun, Pathology. 1. a disease caused by protozoan parasites of the genus Cryptosporidium, characterized by fever and gastrointestinal symptoms and typically spread via contaminated drinking water. cryptosporidiosis cryp·to·spo·rid·i·o·sis (krĭp’tō-spə-rĭd’ē-ō’sĭs) n. Infection caused by of Cryptosporidium, characterized by chronic diarrhea.
/ˌkrɪptəʊspɔːˈrɪdɪəm/ noun 1. any parasitic sporozoan protozoan of the genus Cryptosporidium, species of which are parasites of birds and animals and can be transmitted to humans, causing severe abdominal pain and diarrhoea (cryptosporidiosis) Cryptosporidium Cryp·to·spo·rid·i·um (krĭp’tō-spô-rĭd’ē-əm) n. A genus of parasitic coccidian protozoans that infect the epithelial cells of the gastrointestinal tract in vertebrates and […]