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Medical Term:

protozoan cyst

 

Definition: infectious form of many protozoan parasites (Entamoeba histolytica, Giardia lamblia, Balantidium coli) usually passed in the feces and provided with a highly condensed cytoplasm and resistant cell wall.

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