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A parasitic disease of many animals, including cattle, swine, sheep, dogs, cats, and poultry, but rarely of humans, resulting from infestation of the digestive tract by coccidia.

[New Latin Coccidia, former order name, pl. of Coccidium, former genus name; see coccidium + -osis.]


(Veterinary Science) any disease of domestic and other animals caused by introcellular parasitic protozoa of the order Coccidia. One species, Isospora hominis, can infect humans
[C19: from New Latin; see coccus, -osis]


(kɒkˌsɪd iˈoʊ sɪs)

any intestinal infection of birds and domestic animals that is caused by a parasitic sporozoan of the order Coccidia.
[1890–95; < New Latin Coccidi(a) orig. a genus name]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coccidiosis - (veterinary medicine) infestation with coccidia
veterinary medicine - the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries of animals (especially domestic animals)
infestation - the state of being invaded or overrun by parasites
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