a genus of one of the largest parasitic protozoans affecting humans (70 μm or more in length). The oval body is covered with threadlike cilia (for locomotion). B. coli, normally living in the gut of pigs as a harmless commensal, occasionally infects humans (see balantidiasis).

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  • Balantidium — coli Balantidium coli …   Wikipédia en Français

  • balantidium — ● balantidium nom masculin (grec balantidion, petite bourse) Protozoaire cilié, agent de la balantidiose humaine …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • 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

  • Balantidium — A genus of ciliates (family Balantidiidae) found in the digestive tract of vertebrates and invertebrates. [G. balantidion, dim of ballantion, a bag] B. coli a very large parasitic ciliate species, usually 50–80 μm in length, reaching up to 200 μm …   Medical dictionary

  • Balantidium — Ba|lan|ti|di|um das; s, ...ien [...i̯ən] <über nlat. balantidium aus gr. balantídion »Beutelchen«> darmbewohnendes einzelliges Geißeltierchen (Biol., Med.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • Balantidium — Balanti̱dium [aus gr. βαλαντιδιον = kleiner Beutel] s; s, (Arten:) ...dia: Gattung der Protozoen. Balanti̱dium co̱li [↑Kolon]: breites, bewimpertes Aufgußtierchen, das vor allem im Darm des Schweins vorkommt (selten auf den Menschen übertragbar;… …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • balantidium — bal·an·tid·i·um …   English syllables

  • balantidium — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Balantidium Coli — Balantidium coli …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Balantidium coli — Balantidium coli …   Wikipédia en Français

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