Medical Dictionary


noun plas·mo·di·um \plaz-ˈmōd-ē-əm\

Medical Definition of PLASMODIUM

plural -dia \-dē-ə\ a :  a motile multinucleate mass of protoplasm resulting from fusion of uninucleate ameboid cells; also :  an organism (as a stage of a slime mold) that consists of such a structure b :  syncytium 1
a capitalized :  the type genus of the family Plasmodiidae of sporozoans that includes all the malaria parasites affecting humans b plural -dia :  any individual malaria parasite


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