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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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ImmuCell Corporation (NASDAQ:ICCC), Portland, Maine, has announced that Crypto-Scan, the company's product that is used in laboratory testing of water supplies for the presence of Cryptosporidium parvum, has received approval as an official product under the recently enacted Water Supply Regulations by the Drinking Water Inspectorate ("DWI") in the United Kingdom.
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