cryptosporidiosis

[ krip-toh-spawr-i-dahy-oh-sis, ‐spohr‐ ]
/ ˌkrɪp toʊˌspɔr ɪ daɪˈoʊ sɪs, ‐ˌspoʊr‐ /

noun Pathology.

a disease caused by protozoan parasites of the genus Cryptosporidium, characterized by fever and gastrointestinal symptoms and typically spread via contaminated drinking water.

Nearby words

  1. cryptorchid,
  2. cryptorchidectomy,
  3. cryptorchidism,
  4. cryptorchidopexy,
  5. cryptorchism,
  6. cryptosporidium,
  7. cryptosystem,
  8. cryptovolcanic,
  9. cryptozoic,
  10. cryptozoite

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Medicine definitions for cryptosporidiosis

cryptosporidiosis

[ krĭp′tō-spə-rĭd′ē-ōsĭs ]

n.

Infection that is caused by Cryptosporidium, characterized by chronic diarrhea.

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