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sporozoan

[spawr-uh-zoh-uh n, spohr-] /ˌspɔr əˈzoʊ ən, ˌspoʊr-/
noun
1.
any parasitic spore-forming protozoan of the phylum (or class) Sporozoa, several species of which, as plasmodia, cause malaria.
adjective
2.
Also, sporozoal. belonging or pertaining to the Sporozoa.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; Sporozo(a) + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for sporozoal

sporozoan

/ˌspɔːrəˈzəʊən; ˌspɒ-/
noun
1.
any parasitic protozoan of the phylum Apicomplexa (or Sporozoa), characterized by a complex life cycle, part of which is passed in the cells of the host, and the production of asexual spores: includes the malaria parasite See plasmodium (sense 2)
adjective
2.
of or relating to sporozoans
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sporozoal in Medicine

sporozoan spo·ro·zo·an (spôr'ə-zō'ən) or spo·o·zo·on (-ŏn', -ən)
n.
An organism of the class Sporozoa.


spo'ro·zo'an adj.
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sporozoal in Science
sporozoan
  (spôr'ə-zō'ən)   
Any of numerous parasitic protozoans now classified as apicomplexans.
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