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coc·cid·i·um

 (kŏk-sĭd′ē-əm)
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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This latter point is particularly important as coccidians and their relatives can infect a wide range of unrelated hosts and use non-carnivores as intermediate or parentenic hosts.
Coproscopy was used to detect oocysts of enteric coccidians and then Copro-PCR was employed to test specifically for T.
The coccidians, Toxoplasma gondii, Neospora caninum, and Eimeria tenella each have five members.
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The most commonly recognized coccidians infecting dogs are species specific for the definitive host.
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