Skip to Content


Pronunciation: nik-to-the'rus

Definition: A genus of Ciliophora, one species of which, Nyctotherus faba, has been reported, though rarely, from the human intestine; it is generally found in amphibia.

[G. nyktotheras, one who hunts by night, fr. therao, to hunt, fr. ther, wild beast]

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.