|sporozoan (ˌspɔːrəˈzəʊən, ˌspɒ-)|
|1.||See plasmodium 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|
|2.||of or relating to sporozoans|
sporozoan spo·ro·zo·an (spôr'ə-zō'ən) or spo·o·zo·on (-ŏn', -ən)
An organism of the class Sporozoa.
|sporozoan (spôr'ə-zō'ən) Pronunciation Key
Any of numerous parasitic protozoans now classified as apicomplexans.