Sarcocystis

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Sarcocystis chief genus of the order Sarcosporidia
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sarcocystis A genus of parasitic sporozoans, giving name to the Sarcocystidia.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Sarcocystis sär-kō-sis′tis a genus of parasitic sporozoa or Gregarinida, common but apparently harmless in butcher-meat
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. sarx, sarkos, flesh, kystis, the bladder.