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sporozoan

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noun spo·ro·zo·an \ˌspȯr-ə-ˈzō-ən\

Definition of sporozoan

  1. :  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


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sporozoan

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

Medical Definition of sporozoan

  1. :  any protozoan of the class Sporozoa

  2. sporozoan adjective




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