cyclosporiasis


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cy·clo·spo·ri·a·sis

 (sī′klə-spə-rī′ə-sĭs)
n. pl. cy·clo·spo·ri·a·ses (ə-sēz′)
Intestinal infection with a protozoan parasite, Cyclospora cayetanensis, that is transmitted by contaminated food or water, characterized by diarrhea, nausea, fatigue, and abdominal cramps.

[New Latin Cyclospora, genus name (Greek kuklos, ring, circle (in reference to the parasite's spherical oocysts); see kwel- in Indo-European roots + Greek sporā, seed; see sper- in Indo-European roots) + -iasis.]
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