Haemosporidia

noun plural
Hae·​mo·​spo·​rid·​ia | \ -spə-ˈrid-ē-ə How to pronounce Haemosporidia (audio) \

Medical Definition of Haemosporidia

: an order of minute telosporidian protozoans that are parasitic at some stage of the life cycle in the blood cells of vertebrates and that include the malaria parasites of the family Plasmodiidae, numerous bird parasites of the family Haemoproteidae, and the piroplasms and related pathogens of cattle belonging to the family Babesiidae

Other Words from Haemosporidia

haemosporidian \ -​ē-​ən How to pronounce Haemosporidia (audio) \ adjective or noun

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“Haemosporidia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/Haemosporidia. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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