sporozoan

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spo·ro·zo·an

noun \ˌspr-ə-ˈzō-ən\

Definition of SPOROZOAN

:  any of a large class (Sporozoa) of strictly parasitic nonmotile protozoans that have a complex life cycle usually involving both asexual and sexual generations often in different hosts and include important pathogens (as malaria parasites and babesias)
sporozoan adjective

Origin of SPOROZOAN

New Latin Sporozoa, from spor- + -zoa
First Known Use: 1888

spo·ro·zo·an

noun \ˌspōr-ə-ˈzō-ən, ˌspr-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SPOROZOAN

: any protozoan of the class Sporozoa
sporozoan adjective

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