falciparum malaria


fal·cip·a·rum malaria

noun \fal-ˈsi-pə-rəm-\

Definition of FALCIPARUM MALARIA

:  extremely severe malaria caused by a sporozoan parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)

Origin of FALCIPARUM MALARIA

New Latin, specific epithet, from Latin falc-, falx + -parum, neuter of -parus -parous
First Known Use: 1940

fal·cip·a·rum malaria

noun \fal-ˈsip-ə-rəm-, fl-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FALCIPARUM MALARIA

: severe malaria caused by a parasite of the genus Plasmodium (P. falciparum) and marked by irregular recurrence of paroxysms and usually prolonged or continuous fever—called also malignant malaria, malignant tertian malaria, subtertian malaria; compare vivax malaria

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