What do a.m. and p.m. stand for?


[hi-mat-uh-zoh-on, -uh n, hee-muh-tuh-, hem-uh-] /hɪˌmæt əˈzoʊ ɒn, -ən, ˈhi mə tə-, ˈhɛm ə-/
noun, plural hematozoa
[hi-mat-uh-zoh-uh, hee-muh-tuh-, hem-uh-] /hɪˌmæt əˈzoʊ ə, ˈhi mə tə-, ˈhɛm ə-/ (Show IPA)
a parasitic protozoan that lives in the blood.
Origin of hematozoon
1885-90; hemato- + -zoon
Related forms
hematozoal, hematozoic, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for hematozoon


/ˌhiːmətəʊˈzəʊɒn; ˌhɛm-/
noun (pl) -zoa (-ˈzəʊə)
any microorganism, esp a protozoan, that is parasitic in the blood
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
hematozoon in Medicine

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.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for hematozoon

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for hematozoon

Scrabble Words With Friends