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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A protozoan of the genus Cryptosporidium that is an intestinal parasite in humans and other vertebrates and sometimes causes diarrhea that is especially severe in immunocompromised individuals.

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  • n. A protozoan, of the genus Cryptosporidium, that is an intestinal parasite of humans and other vertebrates; can cause diarrhea and other symptoms in cases of low immunity.


New Latin Cryptosporidium, genus name : crypt(o)- + spor(o)- + Latin -idium, diminutive suff. (from Greek -idion).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)


  • So is an intestinal parasite called cryptosporidium, which can be fatal in some cases.

    The Rivers Of Death

  • BEACH: This is a parasite called cryptosporidium and it causes diarrhea.

    CNN Transcript Aug 20, 2005

  • HARNESS: Jacob is one of just 1,738 people who have now fallen ill from a parasite called cryptosporidium, found in human and animal feces.

    CNN Transcript Aug 20, 2005

  • BEACH: There's a parasite called cryptosporidium that's resistant to chlorine, that causes most of the outbreaks that we're hearing about right now.

    CNN Transcript Jun 4, 2005

  • CENTER FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASE: This is a parasite called cryptosporidium and it causes diarrhea.

    CNN Transcript Aug 20, 2005

  • BEACH: It's a parasite called cryptosporidium, and once it gets into the pool it's resistant to the levels of chlorine that normally are found in pools.

    CNN Transcript May 29, 2004

  • Five years ago, the citizens of Milwaukee found themselves with 400,000 people sick, dozens of people dead because a microbe called cryptosporidium had contaminated their water supply.

    Remarks By President At Safe Drinking Water Event

  • The fountains have been mostly inactive since early 2008, after the Santa Clara County Public Health Department tested them for presence of a parasite called cryptosporidium that effects the intestinal tract and shut down the water display as a precautionary measure.

  • But it takes time for the E. coli to kill bacteria and viruses and for some things, such for some thing, such as cryptosporidium, that can actually be a couple of days.

    CNN Transcript Jul 2, 2002

  • The clinical diagnosis can also be made difficult by associated diseases such as cryptosporidium, disseminated cryptococcosis, cytomegalovirus infection or mycobacterial infection.

    Chapter 6


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