Balantidium

Balantidium: A genus of protozoa with cilia that includes Balantidium coli (B. coli). B. coli is the largest protozoan and the only ciliate parasite to infect humans. The disease that B. coli causes is called balantidiasis. Clinical features, when present, include persistent diarrhea, occasionally dysentery, abdominal pain, and weight loss. Symptom...
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balantidium

A genus of protozoa parasitic in the digestive tract of vertebrate or invertebrate hosts. Asexual multiplication is accomplished by transverse binary fission. Its organisms are ovoidal in shape and have a ciliated covering over the entire body. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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Balantidium

(bal″an-tid´e-әm) a genus of ciliated protozoa, including many species found in the intestine in vertebrates and invertebrates. B. co´li is a common parasite of swine and sometimes causes balantidiasis in humans.
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Balantidium

genus of ovoid protozoans of the holotrichous order Trichostomatida. Uniformly covered with longitudinal rows of minute, hairlike projections ... [1 related articles]
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Balantidium

Type: Term Pronunciation: bal′an-tid′ē-ŭm Definitions: 1. A genus of ciliates (family Balantidiidae) found in the digestive tract of vertebrates and invertebrates.
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Balantidium

Balantidium is a Phylum Protozoa, a member of the order of Heterotricha.
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