- any of a series of specific infectious diseases caused by epithelial protozoan parasites, which may affect the intestines of birds, domestic animals, or dogs.
Origin of coccidiosis
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The Guinea pig, like the rabbit, suffers from scabies and coccidiosis.The Elements of Bacteriological Technique
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It is quite possible, therefore, that coccidiosis of the liver is an important factor in decreasing the resistance to caffein.
Rabbit No. 335 seems to be an exception, but the post-mortem examination showed the presence of coccidiosis of the liver.
Thus are occasioned grave attacks of coccidiosis, characterized by severe enteritis and diarrhoea, which may end fatally.
- any disease of domestic and other animals caused by introcellular parasitic protozoa of the order Coccidia. One species, Isospora hominis, can infect humans
C19: from New Latin; see coccus, -osis
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Word Origin and History for coccidiosis
Modern Latin, from Greek *kokkidion, diminutive of kokkis, diminutive of kokkos "berry" + -osis.
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- An intestinal disease caused by a coccidium.
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