[hi-mat-uh-zoh-on, -uhn, hee-muh-tuh-, hem-uh-]
noun, plural hematozoa [hi-mat-uh-zoh-uh, hee-muh-tuh-, hem-uh-] .
a parasitic protozoan that lives in the blood.

1885–90; hemato- + -zoon

hematozoal, hematozoic, adjective
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hematozoon he·ma·to·zo·on (hē'mə-tō-zō'ŏn', hĭ-māt'ə-)
n. pl. he·ma·to·zo·a (-zō'ə)
A parasitic protozoan or similar organism that lives in the blood.

he'ma·to·zo'al or he'ma·to·zo'ic adj.
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