falciparum malaria

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fal·​cip·​a·​rum malaria | \ fal-ˈsi-pə-rəm- How to pronounce falciparum malaria (audio) \

Definition of falciparum malaria

: extremely severe malaria caused by a sporozoan parasite (Plasmodium falciparum)

First Known Use of falciparum malaria

1940, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for falciparum malaria

New Latin, specific epithet, from Latin falc-, falx + -parum, neuter of -parus -parous

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“Falciparum malaria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/falciparum%20malaria. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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falciparum malaria

noun
fal·​cip·​a·​rum malaria | \ fal-ˈsip-ə-rəm- How to pronounce falciparum malaria (audio) , fȯl- How to pronounce falciparum malaria (audio) \

Medical Definition of falciparum malaria

: 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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