coccidiosis

[ kok-sid-ee-oh-sis ]

nounVeterinary 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

1
1890–95; <New Latin Coccidi(a) (see coccidium) + -osis

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British Dictionary definitions for coccidiosis

coccidiosis

/ (kɒkˌsɪdɪˈəʊsɪs) /


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

Origin of coccidiosis

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C19: from New Latin; see coccus, -osis

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