noun he·mo·cy·to·zo·on \-ˌsītəˈzōˌän\

Definition of hemocytozoon



  1. :  an animal parasite (as the plasmodium of malaria) living within a blood corpuscle

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Origin and Etymology of hemocytozoon

New Latin, from hemocyto- (from International Scientific Vocabulary hemocyte) + New Latin -zoon

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