• WordNet 3.6
    • n coccidium parasitic on the digestive epithelium of vertebrates and higher invertebrates
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n coccidium Pl. coccidia (-ä). In botany, a name given by Harvey to a form of conceptacle found in certain red algæ, borne on lateral branches, or sessile on the surface of the frond, and usually not opening by a pore. The spores within are attached to a central placenta.
    • n coccidium A genus of gregarines.
    • n coccidium [lowercase] One of the coccidiidea.
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