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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).]
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Noun1.Coccidia - an order in the subclass Telosporidia
animal order - the order of animals
subclass Telosporidia, Telosporidia - parasitic sporozoans that form spores containing one or more infective sporozoites
Eimeriidae, family Eimeriidae - a family of protoctist in the order Coccidia
coccidium, eimeria - parasitic on the digestive epithelium of vertebrates and higher invertebrates
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Effect of experimental treatments and challenge on lesion score (0-4) at 25 d challenged by coccidia (10 day post inoculation).
Taxonomically, Caryospora species, belong to Eukaryota domain, Corticata superkingdom, Chromista kingdom, Harosa subkingdom, Halvaria infrakingdom, Alveolata superphylum, the Miozoa phylum, Myzozoa subphylum, Avicomplexa infraphylum, the Sporozoa superclass, Coccidiomorphea class, Coccidia subclass, the Eimeriida order, and the Eimeriidae family and consists of cyst-forming protozoan parasites found in the intestine of various species of reptiles and birds.
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Test results were negative for antibodies against Aspergillus, Aspergillus galactomannan, Blastomyces, Borrelia, Coccidia, Cryptococcus, Histoplasma, and Toxoplasma.
By thorough investigation in the village, coccidia infection was isolated and identified along with tapeworm infestation among those backyard birds at that time.
Amongst those, coccidia, Haemonchus, liver flukes, Paramphistomes, Trichuris, Taenia [5], Anaplasma, Babesia, Thelleria and Trypanosoma are of much importance especially in buffalo, cow, goat and sheep.
The coccidia (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) of Crocodylia, with descriptions of two new species from Alligator mississippiensis (Reptilia: Alligatoridae) from Texas.
Eimeriosis is also called as Coccidiosis is one of the most important diseases of young animals caused by single celled parasites under the apicoplexa called as coccidia.