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coccidiosis

[ kok-sid-ee-oh-sis ]
/ kɒkˌsɪd iˈoʊ sɪs /
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noun Veterinary Pathology.
any of a series of specific infectious diseases caused by epithelial protozoan parasites, which may affect the intestines of birds, domestic animals, or dogs.
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Origin of coccidiosis

1890–95; <New Latin Coccidi(a) (see coccidium) + -osis
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British Dictionary definitions for coccidiosis

coccidiosis
/ (kɒkˌsɪdɪˈəʊsɪs) /

noun
any disease of domestic and other animals caused by introcellular parasitic protozoa of the order Coccidia. One species, Isospora hominis, can infect humans

Word Origin for coccidiosis

C19: from New Latin; see coccus, -osis
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