noun plural

Plas·​mo·​di·​idae ˌplaz-mə-ˈdī-ə-ˌdē How to pronounce Plasmodiidae (audio)
: a family of sporozoans of the order Haemosporidia that comprises the malaria parasites, is distinguished by alternation between the blood system of vertebrates and the digestive system of mosquitoes, and is usually held to include only the genus Plasmodium see laverania

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“Plasmodiidae.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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