sporozoan

noun spo·ro·zo·an \ ˌspȯr-ə-ˈzō-ən \

Definition of sporozoan

: any of a large class (Sporozoa) of strictly parasitic nonmotile protozoans that have a complex life cycle usually involving both asexual and sexual generations often in different hosts and include important pathogens (such as malaria parasites and babesias)

sporozoan

adjective

Origin and Etymology of sporozoan

New Latin Sporozoa, from spor- + -zoa


Medical Dictionary

sporozoan

noun spo·ro·zo·an \ ˌspōr-ə-ˈzō-ən, ˌspȯr- \

medical Definition of sporozoan

: any protozoan of the class Sporozoa

sporozoan

adjective

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