Sporozoa

Sporozoa

[spawr-uh-zoh-uh, spohr-]
noun
the protist phylum (or animal class) comprising the sporozoans.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin; see sporo-, -zoa

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Sporozoa Spo·ro·zo·a (spôr'ə-zō'ə) or Spo·ro·zo·e·a (-zō'ē-ə)
n.
A large class of parasitic protozoa, most of which reproduce sexually and asexually in alternate generations by means of spores. They are frequently transmitted by bloodsucking insects to different hosts, where they cause many serious diseases, such as malaria and coccidiosis.

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