spurious parasite

spurious parasite

organisms that parasitize other hosts that pass through the human intestine and are detected in the stool after ingestion (for example, Capillaria sp. eggs in animal liver).

spu·ri·ous par·a·site

(spyūr'ē-ŭs par'ă-sīt)
An organism that parasitizes other hosts that pass through the human intestine and is detected in the stool after ingestion (e.g., Capillaria sp. eggs in animal liver).