coccidium


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coc·cid·i·um

 (kŏk-sĭd′ē-əm)
n. pl. coc·cid·i·a (-ē-ə)
Any of various parasitic apicomplexan protozoans that cause diseases such as toxoplasmosis in the digestive tract of vertebrates. Also called coccidian.

[New Latin Coccidium, former genus name : coccus + -idium, diminutive suff. (from Greek -idion).]

coccidium

(kɒkˈsɪdɪəm)
n
(Zoology) any parasitic protozoan of the order Coccidia
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Noun1.coccidium - parasitic on the digestive epithelium of vertebrates and higher invertebrates
sporozoan - parasitic spore-forming protozoan
Coccidia, order Coccidia - an order in the subclass Telosporidia
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Laboratory Tests of phenolic disinfectants as oocysticides against the chicken coccidium Eimeria tenella.
Toxoplasmosis is an infectious disease caused by Toxoplasma gondiithat is an intestinal coccidium having a variety of intermediate hosts.
According to the oocyst morphology, site of infection and endogenous development, the coccidium was transferred to genus Choleoeimeria and renamed Choleoeimeria schmidti.