Sarcocystis

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Related to Sarcocystis hominis: sarcosporidiosis, Sarcocystosis, Sarcocystis nesbitti

sarcocystis

(ˌsɑːkəʊˈsɪstɪs)
n
1. (Animals) a member of the species of parasite Sarcocystis
2. (Biology) a disease caused by such a parasite
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Noun1.Sarcocystis - chief genus of the order Sarcosporidia
protoctist genus - any genus of Protoctista
order Sarcosporidia, Sarcosporidia - imperfectly known parasites of the muscles of vertebrates
sarcocystidean, sarcocystieian, sarcosporidian - parasite of the muscles of vertebrates
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* Humans are the definitive host for Sarcocystis hominis and Sarcocystis suihominis, acquired by eating undercooked sarcocyst-containing beef or pork, respectively.

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