Cryptosporidium



/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 flourish in humans under conditions of intense immunosuppression.

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