coccidium coccidium n.; pl. {coccidia}. (Microbiol.) any sporozoan of the order {Coccidia}, parasitic on the digestive epithelium of vertebrates and higher invertebrates. It is the causative agent of coccidiosis, which can be a problem in poultry rearing. [WordNet 1.5 +PJC]

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