Coccidiosis meaning

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A parasitic disease of many animals, including cattle, swine, sheep, dogs, cats, and poultry, but rarely of humans, resulting from infestation of the digestive tract by coccidia.
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A contagious intestinal disease of domestic and wild animals, birds, and, rarely, people, caused by members of an order (Coccidia) of sporozoans living as parasites in the intestines.
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A parasitic disease of many animals, including cattle, swine, sheep, dogs, cats, and poultry, but rarely of humans, resulting from infestation of the digestive tract by coccidia.
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The disease caused by coccidian infection.
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Origin of coccidiosis

  • New Latin Coccidia former order name pl. of Coccidium former genus name coccidium –osis

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition