Etymology
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coccidiosis (n.)

1892, disease of birds and mammals caused by coccidia, the name of a family of parasitic insects, the scale-insect; their name is Modern Latin, from Greek *kokkidion, diminutive of kokkis, diminutive of kokkos "berry" (see cocco-). Also see -osis.

updated on January 06, 2018

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Definitions of coccidiosis from WordNet

coccidiosis (n.)
(veterinary medicine) infestation with coccidia;
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