Meaning of COCCIDIUM in English

/kok sid"ee euhm/ , n. , pl. coccidia /-sid"ee euh/ . Microbiol.

any sporozoan of the order Coccidia, often parasitic in the digestive tracts of certain animals and a cause of coccidiosis.

[ Coccidium, orig. a genus name; see COCCUS, -IDIUM ]

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