balantidial dysentery

balantidial dysentery
protozoal dysentery caused by the species Balantidium coli, with symptoms similar to those of amebic dysentery.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Balantidium — ▪ protozoan       genus of ovoid protozoans of the holotrichous order Trichostomatida. Uniformly covered with longitudinal rows of minute, hairlike projections (cilia), Balantidium exists as a parasite in the intestines of pigs, apes, and other… …   Universalium

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