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balantidium in Medicine


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  1. A genus of ciliates found in the digestive tract of vertebrates and invertebrates.
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  • Experiments with the cultivation of our three species of the genus Nyctotherus and of Balantidium entozoon and B. coli.

    The Biotic Associations of Cockroaches

    Louis M. Roth

  • Ichthyophthirius alone causes epidemics among Fishes, and Balantidium coli has been observed in intestinal disease in Man.

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