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coccidium

[ kok-sid-ee-uhm ]
/ 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.
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Origin of coccidium

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