Definition of Coccidia

1. Noun. An order in the subclass Telosporidia.

Exact synonyms: Order Coccidia
Generic synonyms: Animal Order
Group relationships: Subclass Telosporidia, Telosporidia
Member holonyms: Eimeriidae, Family Eimeriidae, Coccidium, Eimeria

Definition of Coccidia

1. Noun. Any parasitic protozoan of genus ''Coccidia'' ¹

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Definition of Coccidia

1. coccidium [n] - See also: coccidium

Medical Definition of Coccidia

1. A subclass of protozoans commonly parasitic in the epithelial cells of the intestinal tract but also found in the liver and other organs. Its organisms are found in both vertebrates and higher invertebrates and comprise three orders: agamococcidiida, protococcidiida, and eucoccidiida. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Coccidia

coccid insect
coccidia (current term)
coccidia of cattle
coccidia of chickens
coccidia of geese
coccidia of pheasants
coccidia of rabbits
coccidia of sheep and goats
coccidia of swine
coccidia of turkeys
coccidioidal granuloma
coccidioidin test

Literary usage of Coccidia

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Special pathology and therapeutics of the diseases of domestic animals v. 2 by Ferenc Hutyra (1913)
"coccidia in the Intestines. Coccidiosis intestinalis. ... coccidia are found in the feces of sick animals as round or oval formations (oocysts) with a long ..."

2. Text-book of General Pathology and Pathological Anatomy by Richard Thoma (1896)
"coccidia in Carcinoma Carcinomata are malignant tumours which arise from unrestricted growth of epithelial cells into adjacent non-epithelial tissue. ..."

3. Handbook of meat inspection by Robert Ostertag, Earley Vernon Wilcox (1907)
"The coccidia are parasites of epithelia. They are small, spherical or oval structures, which destroy the ... The following forms belong to the coccidia : 1. ..."

4. Diagnosis of Protozoa and Worms Parasitic in Man by Robert William Hegner, William Walter Cort (1921)
"Recently many more cases have been discovered and it seems probable that the human coccidia are more numerous than heretofore suspected. a. ..."

5. The Animal Parasites of Man: A Handbook for Students and Medical Men by Maximilian Gustav Christian Carl Braun, Pauline Falcke, Louis Westenra Sambon, Frederick Vincent Theobald (1908)
"... In order to systematically classify the coccidia the form and number of the spores and the number of sporozoites are taken into account. ..."

6. A Treatise on Zoology by Edwin Ray Lankester (1903)
"It is thus seen that the life-cycles of the coccidia can be arranged in what is evidently a natural series; but it is open to debate which end of the series ..."

7. Annual of the Universal Medical Sciences edited by [Anonymus AC02809657] (1891)
"He has observed coccidia in ham, and in a piece which he purchased in Kiew he observed symbiosis of the coccidia, with Cysticercus celluloses. ..."

8. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1902)
"According to Bruandet, the failure was due to the fact that the coccidia are dependent on an epithelial nidus for their growth. ..."

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