Retortamonas

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Retortamonas

(rē'tōr-tam'ō-nas),
A genus of protozoan flagellates, one species of which, Retortamonas intestinalis, is found occasionally in the human intestine, although it is nonpathogenic and infrequently reported.
[L. re-torqueo, to twist back, + G. monas, single, a unit]

Retortamonas

a genus of nonpathogenic, pyriform, protozoan parasites in the family Retortamonadidae.

Retortamonas caviae
found in the cecum of guinea pigs.
Retortamonas cuniculi
found in the cecum of rabbits.
Retortamonas intestinalis
found in humans and nondomesticated primates.
Retortamonas ovis
found in sheep.