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Coccidia

 [kok-sid´e-ah]
a subclass of sporozoa commonly parasitic in epithelial cells of the intestinal tract, but also found in the liver and other organs; it includes two genera, Eimeria and Isospora.

coccidia

 [kok-sid´e-ah] (L.)
plural of coccidium.

Coc·cid·i·a

(kok-sid'ē-ă),
A subclass of important protozoa (class Sporozoea, phylum Apicomplexa) in which the mature trophozoites are small and typically intracellular; schizogony and sporogony can occur in the same host, in contrast to the gregarines (subclass Gregarinia of class Sporozoea), which have large extracellular trophozoites in various invertebrates and do not reproduce by schizogony.
Synonym(s): Coccidiasina
[Mod. L., fr. G. kokkos, berry]

coc·cid·i·a

(kok-sid'ē-ă),
Plural of coccidium.

Coccidia

/Coc·cid·ia/ (kok-sid´e-ah) a subclass of parasitic protozoa comprising the orders Agamococcidiida, Protococcidiida, and Eucoccidiida.

coccidia

/coc·cid·ia/ (kok-sid´e-ah) plural of coccidium.

Coccidia

a subclass of parasitic protozoa found in humans, other vertebrates, and some invertebrates. Among the species of coccidians pathogenic to humans is Cyclospora cayetanensis. See also coccidiosis.

Coc·cid·ia

(kok-sid'ē-ă)
A subclass of protozoa in which mature trophozoites are small and typically intracellular.
[Mod. L., fr. G. kokkos, berry]

Coccidia

a group of sporozoa in the family Eimeriidae commonly parasitic in epithelial cells of the intestinal tract, but also found in the liver and other organs; it includes three genera, eimeria, isospora and cystoisospora.

coccidia

plural of coccidium.