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sporozoan

noun spo·ro·zo·an \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
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Origin of SPOROZOAN

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

sporozoan

noun spo·ro·zo·an \ˌspōr-ə-ˈzō-ən, ˌspr-\

Medical Definition of SPOROZOAN

:  any protozoan of the class Sporozoa
sporozoan adjective

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