toxoplasma


toxo·plas·ma

noun \ˌtäk-sə-ˈplaz-mə\

Definition of TOXOPLASMA

:  any of a genus (Toxoplasma) of sporozoans that are typically serious pathogens of vertebrates
toxo·plas·mic \-mik\ adjective

Origin of TOXOPLASMA

New Latin
First Known Use: 1926

toxo·plas·ma

noun \ˌtäk-sə-ˈplaz-mə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of TOXOPLASMA

1
capitalized : a genus of sporozoans that are typically serious pathogens of vertebrates
2
plural toxo·plas·mas or toxo·plas·ma·ta \-mət-ə\ also toxo·plas·ma : any microorganism of the genus Toxoplasma
toxo·plas·mic \-mik\ adjective

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