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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: nik-to-the'rus


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]

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