A protozoan parasite of the sporozoan phylum Myxospora or class Myxosporea, chiefly affecting fishes and producing spores with extrusible coiled filaments contained in polar capsules.
See the note on taxonomy s.v.
Of, relating to, caused by, or designating a myxosporidian.
Early 20th century; earliest use found in Edward Minchin (1866–1915). From scientific Latin Myxosporidia Myxosporidia + -an.