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a genus of pear- or lemon-shaped parasitic protozoa found in the intestines of various vertebrates, including humans. All species are considered nonpathogenic or only slightly pathogenic, but one species, C. mesni´li, has been associated with rare cases of watery diarrhea.
A genus of protozoan flagellates parasitic in the large intestine of humans and other primates, and in many other mammals, birds, amphibia, and reptiles; it is ordinarily nonpathogenic, but one species, Chilomastix mesnili, may be an occasional cause of diarrhea in children.
[chilo- + G. mastix, whip]
Chilomastix/Chi·lo·mas·tix/ (ki″lo-mas´tiks) a genus of parasitic protozoa found in the intestines of vertebrates, including C. mesni´li, a common species found as a commensal in the human cecum and colon.
a genus of flagellate protozoa, such as Chilomastix mesnili, a nonpathogenic intestinal parasite of humans. Infection with this organism may be the occasional cause of diarrhea in children. Transmission is through the oral-fecal route.
Chilomastix,A genus of protozoal parasite found in the intestines and occasionally causing diarrhoea.
a genus of parasitic protozoa found in the intestines of vertebrates. Members of the order Trichomonadida.
Chilomastix bettencourti, Chilomastix caprae, Chilomastix cuniculi, Chilomastix equi, Chilomastix gallinarum, Chilomastix intestinalis, Chilomastix wenrichi
nonpathogenic protozoa found in the ceca of, respectively, rodents, goats, rabbits, horses, chickens, turkeys and guinea pigs.