piroplasm

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noun piro·plasm \ ˈpir-ə-ˌpla-zəm \
variants: or piroplasma play \ˌpir-ə-ˈplaz-mə\

Definition of piroplasm

plural piroplasms or piroplasmata play \ˌpir-ə-ˈplaz-mə-tə\

Origin and Etymology of piroplasm

New Latin Piroplasma, genus of piroplasms


Medical Dictionary

piroplasm

play
noun piro·plasm \ ˈpir-ə-ˌplaz-əm \
variants: or piroplasma play \ˌpir-ə-ˈplaz-mə\

medical Definition of piroplasm

plural piroplasms or piroplasmata play \ˌpir-ə-ˈplaz-mət-ə\
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piroplasmic

play \ˌpir-ə-ˈplaz-mik\ adjective

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