from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A parasitic disease of many animals, including cattle, swine, sheep, dogs, cats, and poultry, but rarely of humans, resulting from infestation of the alimentary canal by protozoans of the order Coccidia.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The disease caused by coccidian infection.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. any of a group of infectious diseases caused by protozoan parasites (coccidia) of the order Coccidia, which infect the intestines of birds, dogs, and other vertebrates.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A disease caused by the presence of a parasitic coccidium. An affection of this nature in rabbits resembles cancer.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (veterinary medicine) infestation with coccidia
New Latin Coccidia, order name, pl. of Coccidium, coccidium; see coccidium + -osis.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)