Crithidia(redirected from Crithidia luciliae)
A genus of asexual, monogenetic, insect-parasitizing flagellates in the family Trypanosomatidae.
[Mod. L., fr. G. krithidion, dim. of krithē, barley]
Former term for epimastigote.
[Mod. L. fr. G. krithidion, dim. of krithē, barley]
Crithidia/Cri·thid·ia/ (krĭ-thid´e-ah) a genus of parasitic protozoa found in the digestive tract of arthropods and other invertebrates.
a genus, the trypanosomes, in the family Trypanosomatidae found in arthropods and other invertebrates.
commercial preparations of this organism are used as substrate in assays for serum antibodies against native DNA.