Chilomastix(redirected from Retortamonad)
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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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
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]
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Chilomastix,A genus of protozoal parasite found in the intestines and occasionally causing diarrhoea.
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