toxoplasma

toxoplasma

[tok-suh-plaz-muh]
noun, plural toxoplasmata [tok-suh-plaz-muh-tuh] , toxoplasmas.
any protist of the genus Toxoplasma, especially T. gondii, the causative agent of toxoplasmosis.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin Toxoplasma (1909); see toxo-, plasma

toxoplasmic, adjective
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