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piroplasm

[pir-uh-plaz-uh m] /ˈpɪr əˌplæz əm/
noun
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Origin
1890-1895
1890-95; < New Latin Piroplasma a genus of the family, equivalent to Latin pir(um) pear + -o- -o- + Greek plásma plasma
Related forms
piroplasmic, adjective
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