In one case (coccidium mitrarium), the oocyst itself, instead of being spherical, is curiously shaped like a mitre.
The spores are generally situated in distinct hollow conceptacles (favellæ, ceramidium, coccidium).
Infection by coccidium oviforme is very common, without however presenting any symptoms by which the infection may be recognised.
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.