- 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
John William Henry Eyre
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
Word Origin for coccidiosis
Modern Latin, from Greek *kokkidion, diminutive of kokkis, diminutive of kokkos "berry" + -osis.
- An intestinal disease caused by a coccidium.