[ kok-sid-ee-uhm ]

noun,plural coc·cid·i·a [kok-sid-ee-uh]. /kɒkˈsɪd i ə/. Microbiology.
  1. any sporozoan of the order Coccidia, often parasitic in the digestive tracts of certain animals and a cause of coccidiosis.

Origin of coccidium

<New Latin Coccidium, originally a genus name; see coccus, -idium Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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