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coccidiosis

Pronunciation: kok-sid'e-o'sis

Definition: Group name for diseases due to any species of coccidia; a common and serious protozoan disease of many species of domestic animals and birds and many wild animals kept in captivity; both intestinal and pulmonary coccidiosis have been reported in humans with AIDS.

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