Cryptosporidiosis



[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.

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