Meaning of coccidiosis

coc•cid•i•o•sis

Pronunciation: (kok-sid"ē-ō'sis), [key]
— n. Vet. Pathol.
  1. any of a series of specific infectious diseases caused by epithelial protozoan parasites, which may affect the intestines of birds, domestic animals, or dogs.
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