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cryp·to·spor·id·i·um

 (krĭp′tō-spə-rĭd′ē-əm)
n.
A protozoan of the genus Cryptosporidium that is an intestinal parasite in humans and other vertebrates and sometimes causes diarrhea that is especially severe in immunocompromised people.

[New Latin Cryptosporidium, genus name : crypt(o)- + spor(o)- + Latin -idium, diminutive suff. (from Greek -idion).]

cryptosporidium

(ˌkrɪptəʊspɔːˈrɪdɪəm)
n
(Microbiology) any parasitic sporozoan protozoan of the genus Cryptosporidium, species of which are parasites of birds and animals and can be transmitted to humans, causing severe abdominal pain and diarrhoea (cryptosporidiosis)
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