any of a genus (Cyclospora) of sporozoa, esp. one (Cyclospora cayetanensis) that causes an intestinal disease similar to cryptosporidiosis
Origin of cyclosporaModern Latin ; from cyclo- + spora (see spore)
Any of various parasitic coccidia of the genus Cyclospora, especially Cyclospora cayetanensis, that cause diarrhea in humans and are usually transmitted to the small intestine through infected water or fresh produce.
Origin of cyclosporaNew Latin, genus name : Greek kyklo-, cyclo- + Greek spora, seed (in reference to the two round sporocysts in the oocyst of the type species).