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toxoplasma

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noun toxo·plas·ma \ˌtäk-sə-ˈplaz-mə\

Definition of toxoplasma

  1. :  any of a genus (Toxoplasma) of sporozoans that are typically serious pathogens of vertebrates

toxo·plas·mic play \-mik\ adjective


Origin of toxoplasma

New Latin


First Known Use: 1926


Medical Dictionary

toxoplasma

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noun toxo·plas·ma \ˌtäk-sə-ˈplaz-mə\

Medical Definition of toxoplasma

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of sporozoans that are typically serious pathogens of vertebrates

  2. 2plural toxo·plas·mas or toxo·plas·ma·ta \-mət-ə\play also toxo·plas·ma :  any microorganism of the genus Toxoplasma

  3. toxo·plas·mic \-mik\play adjective




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