Share this entry

Share this page

coccidiostat

Syllabification: coc·cid·i·o·stat
Pronunciation: /käkˈsidēōˌstat
 
/

Definition of coccidiostat in English:

noun

Veterinary Medicine
A substance administered to poultry, cattle, puppies, and kittens to retard the growth and reproduction of coccidian parasites.
Example sentences
  • Starter mash for chicks and poults usually has amprolium added, which is a coccidiostat.
  • Several factors may cause an outbreak of coccidiosis, even if a coccidiostat is present in the ration.
  • Broilers must not be given coccidiostats within a few days of slaughter for human consumption.

Definition of coccidiostat in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day terpsichorean
Pronunciation: ˌtərpsikəˈrēən
adjective
of or relating to dancing