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Balantidium

(băl-ăn-tĭd′ē-ŭm)

[Gr. balantidion, a bag]
A genus of ciliated protozoa. A number of species are found in the intestines of both vertebrates and invertebrates.

Balantidium coli

A normal parasite of swine and the largest protozoan parasite of humans. It causes balantidiasis.


BALANTIDIUM COLI CYST (×400)

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Venes, Donald, editor. "Balantidium." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Taber's Online, www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/755933/all/Balantidium.
Balantidium. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/755933/all/Balantidium. Accessed May 25, 2019.
Balantidium. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/755933/all/Balantidium
Balantidium [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 May 25]. Available from: https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/755933/all/Balantidium.
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