Definition of coccidian in US English:

coccidian

noun & adjective

Biology
  • See coccidia

    • ‘Many studies have highlighted the emergence of important gastrointestinal coccidian parasites.’
    • ‘Prevalence and intensity analyses included only strongyle and coccidian parasites.’
    • ‘Toxoplasma gondii is a coccidian parasite of cats; humans and other warm-blooded animals serve as intermediate hosts.’
    • ‘This family includes heteroxenous (two-host life cycle) coccidian parasites that have the ability to form tissue cysts in intermediate hosts.’
    • ‘Toxoplasma gotidii is an obligate intracellular coccidian protozoan that infects humans, other mammals, and birds.’