Group name for diseases due to any species of coccidia; a common and serious protozoan disease of many species of domestic animals and birds and many wild animals kept in captivity; both intestinal and pulmonary c. have been reported in humans with AIDS.

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coc·cid·i·o·sis (.)käk-.sid-ē-'ō-səs n, pl -o·ses -.sēz infestation with or disease caused by coccidia

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coc·cid·i·o·sis (kok″sid-e-oґsis) infection by coccidian protozoa. In humans it is often asymptomatic and found only upon testing of a stool sample, but occasionally it causes severe watery mucous diarrhea, especially in immunocompromised patients. In other mammals and birds, it may cause diarrhea, intestinal hemorrhage, emaciation, and sometimes fatal dysentery; young animals are especially vulnerable.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • coccidiosis — Mod.L., from Gk. *kokkidion, dim. of kokkis, dim. of kokkos berry + OSIS (Cf. osis) …   Etymology dictionary

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  • coccidiosis — noun (plural coccidioses) Etymology: New Latin Date: 1892 infestation with or disease caused by coccidia …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • coccidiosis — a disease caused by various species of the protozoan Eimeria, affecting skin, the intestine, liver and testes, causing nodules, ulcers and granulomas. Important in carp culture …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • coccidiosis — noun The disease caused by coccidian infection …   Wiktionary

  • coccidiosis — n. intestinal disease suffered by birds and domestic animals …   English contemporary dictionary

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