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ichthyophthirius

[ik-thee-of-theer-ee-uh s]
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noun
  1. ich.
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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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  • Ichthyophthirius alone causes epidemics among Fishes, and Balantidium coli has been observed in intestinal disease in Man.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 5

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