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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kok-sid-ee-oh-sis]
    • /kɒkˌsɪd iˈoʊ sɪs/
    • /kˌɒksɪdɪˈəʊsɪs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kok-sid-ee-oh-sis]
    • /kɒkˌsɪd iˈoʊ sɪs/

Definitions of coccidiosis word

  • noun coccidiosis any disease of domestic and other animals caused by introcellular parasitic protozoa of the order Coccidia. One species, Isospora hominis, can infect humans 3
  • noun coccidiosis a contagious intestinal disease of domestic and wild animals, birds, and, rarely, people, caused by members of an order (Coccidia) of sporozoans living as parasites in the intestines 3
  • noun coccidiosis any of a series of specific infectious diseases caused by epithelial protozoan parasites, which may affect the intestines of birds, domestic animals, or dogs. 1
  • noun coccidiosis A disease of birds and mammals that chiefly affects the intestines, caused by coccidia. 1
  • noun coccidiosis (pathology) The disease caused by coccidian infection. 0

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Origin of coccidiosis

First appearance:

before 1890
One of the 20% newest English words
1890-95; < New Latin Coccidi(a) (see coccidium) + -osis

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A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 53% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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