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

Definition of coccidiostat in English:


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.
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