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Medical Term:

Balantidium

Pronunciation: bal′an-tid′ē-ŭm

Definition: A genus of ciliates (family Balantidiidae) found in the digestive tract of vertebrates and invertebrates.

[G. balantidion, dim of ballantion, a bag]

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