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toxoplasma

[tok-suh-plaz-muh] /ˌtɒk səˈplæz mə/
noun, plural toxoplasmata
[tok-suh-plaz-muh-tuh] /ˌtɒk səˈplæz mə tə/ (Show IPA),
toxoplasmas.
1.
any protist of the genus Toxoplasma, especially T. gondii, the causative agent of toxoplasmosis.
Origin
< Neo-Latin Toxoplasma (1909); see toxo-, plasma
Related forms
toxoplasmic, adjective
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