any one of various parasitic protozoans belonging to the order Coccidia and accountable for a disease for the alimentary canal in livestock, fowl, and humans.
any sporozoan associated with the order Coccidia, parasitic on the digestive epithelium of vertebrates and greater invertebrates. It's the causative representative of coccidiosis, which are often a challenge in poultry rearing.
Pl. coccidia (-ä). In botany, a name given by Harvey to a type of conceptacle present in specific red algæ, borne on lateral limbs, or sessile on the surface of frond, and in most cases not opening by a pore. The spores within are attached to a central placenta.
A genus of gregarines.
[lowercase] One of the coccidiidea.
parasitic on the digestive epithelium of vertebrates and higher invertebrates