[ ik-thee-of-theer-ee-uh s ]
/ ˌɪk θi ɒfˈθɪər i əs /
Origin of ichthyophthirius
< New Latin, the protozoan genus causing the disease, equivalent to ichthyo- ichthyo- + -phthirius < Greek phtheír louse
Also called ichthyophthirius disease.
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Examples from the Web for ichthyophthirius
Ichthyophthirius alone causes epidemics among Fishes, and Balantidium coli has been observed in intestinal disease in Man.