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(subclass Coccidia, order Eucoccidia)

A suborder of Protozoa in which syzygy does not occur. They are parasitic, growing inside the cells of a wide range of vertebrate and invertebrate hosts, and are commonly parasitic in domestic animals. The suborder includes some pathogens (see coccidiosis). There are several families, and many species.

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