coccidium

[ kok-sid-ee-uh m ]
/ kɒkˈsɪd i əm /
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noun, plural coc·cid·i·a [kok-sid-ee-uh] /kɒkˈsɪd i ə/. Microbiology.

any sporozoan of the order Coccidia, often parasitic in the digestive tracts of certain animals and a cause of coccidiosis.

Origin of coccidium

< New Latin Coccidium, originally a genus name; see coccus, -idium
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coccidium

[ kŏk-sĭdē-əm ]

n. pl. coc•cid•i•a (-ē-ə)

Any of various protozoan parasites belonging to the order Coccidia.
Related formscoc•cidi•al adj.
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