falciparum malaria

fal·cip·a·rum malaria

noun \fal-ˈsip-ə-rəm-, fl-\


: severe malaria caused by a parasite of the genus Plasmodium (P. falciparum) and marked by irregular recurrence of paroxysms and usually prolonged or continuous fever—called also malignant malaria, malignant tertian malaria, subtertian malaria; compare vivax malaria

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