piroplasmic

piroplasm

[pir-uh-plaz-uhm]
noun

Origin:
1890–95; < Neo-Latin Piroplasma a genus of the family, equivalent to Latin pir(um) pear + -o- -o- + Greek plásma plasma

piroplasmic, adjective
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piroplasm

noun
minute parasite of red blood cells of mammals transmitted by a tick and causing diseases of domestic animals 
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