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[kok-sid-ee-uh m] /kɒkˈsɪd i əm/

noun, plural coccidia
[kok-sid-ee-uh] /kɒkˈsɪd i ə/ (Show IPA). Microbiology.
any sporozoan of the order Coccidia, often parasitic in the digestive tracts of certain animals and a cause of coccidiosis.

Coccidia Coc·cid·i·a (kŏk-sĭd’ē-ə)
An order of protozoans that are intracellular parasites in many vertebrates.

coccidium coc·cid·i·um (kŏk-sĭd’ē-əm)
n. pl. coc·cid·i·a (-ē-ə)
Any of various protozoan parasites belonging to the order Coccidia.
coc·cid’i·al adj.


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