coccidiosis

[kok-sid-ee-oh-sis]
noun Veterinary Pathology.
  1. 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

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

noun
  1. 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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Word Origin and History for coccidiosis
n.

Modern Latin, from Greek *kokkidion, diminutive of kokkis, diminutive of kokkos "berry" + -osis.

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coccidiosis in Medicine

coccidiosis

[kŏk-sĭd′ē-ōsĭs]
n.
  1. An intestinal disease caused by a coccidium.
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