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Definition of cryptosporidium noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

cryptosporidium

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noun
BrE BrE//ˌkrɪptəʊspəˈrɪdiəm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˌkrɪptoʊspəˈrɪdiəm//
 
 
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a parasite found in water that causes infections inside the body Word Origin early 20th cent.: from crypto- ‘concealed’ + modern Latin sporidium ‘small spore’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: cryptosporidium