falciparum malaria

noun fal·cip·a·rum malaria \ fal-ˈsi-pə-rəm- \

Definition of falciparum malaria

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

Origin and Etymology of falciparum malaria

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


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falciparum malaria

noun fal·cip·a·rum malaria \ fal-ˈsip-ə-rəm- , fȯl- \

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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