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Descriptor in English: Coccidia
Descriptor in Spanish: Coccidios
Descriptor in Portuguese: Coccídios
Descriptor in French: Coccidia
Entry term(s): Coccidias
Tree number(s): B01.043.075.189
Scope note: A subclass of protozoans commonly parasitic in the epithelial cells of the intestinal tract but also found in the liver and other organs. Its organisms are found in both vertebrates and higher invertebrates and comprise two orders: EIMERIIDA and EUCOCCIDIIDA.
Annotation: infection = COCCIDIOSIS; "coccidial" refers to COCCIDIA: do not confuse with "coccidioidal" (refers to COCCIDIOIDES, a fungus); coordinate with specific protozoal terms (ANTIGENS, PROTOZOAN, etc) if pertinent
Allowable Qualifiers: CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
PY pathogenicity
RE radiation effects
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
Online Note: search SPOROZOA 1966-74
History Note: 79(75); was see under SPOROZOA 1963-78
See also the descriptors: Coccidiostats MeSH
DeCS UI: 3073
Descriptor UI: D003044
Date Established: 1979/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2009/07/06
Coccidia - Preferred
Concept UI M0004673
Scope note A subclass of protozoans commonly parasitic in the epithelial cells of the intestinal tract but also found in the liver and other organs. Its organisms are found in both vertebrates and higher invertebrates and comprise two orders: EIMERIIDA and EUCOCCIDIIDA.
Preferred term Coccidia
Entry term(s) Coccidias



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