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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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The samples processed by the Ritchie method were stained by the modified Ziehl Neelsen procedure and modified safranin technique for the identification of oocysts of coccidians (7).
The category 'total protozoans' included all ciliates, coccidians in mytilid mussels, and xenomas.
Furthermore, in his summary of the coccidia of bats, Duszynski (2002) lists coccidians from 23 vespertilionid species compared to only five molossids.