Haemoproteidae

noun plural

Hae·​mo·​pro·​te·​i·​dae ˌhē-mō-(ˌ)prō-ˈtē-ə-ˌdē How to pronounce Haemoproteidae (audio) ˌhem-ə- How to pronounce Haemoproteidae (audio)
: a family of protozoans of the order Haemosporidia that are related to the malaria parasites but have the schizogonic phases typically in the visceral endothelium of various birds and that include the two genera Haemoproteus and Leucocytozoon

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“Haemoproteidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Haemoproteidae. Accessed 9 Dec. 2022.

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