Meaning of SPOROZOAN in English


Pronunciation: ˌ spo ̇ r- ə - ' z ō - ə n

Function: noun

Etymology: New Latin Sporozoa, from spor- + -zoa

Date: 1888

: any of a large class (Sporozoa) of strictly parasitic nonmotile protozoans that have a complex life cycle usually involving both asexual and sexual generations often in different hosts and include important pathogens (as malaria parasites and babesias)

– sporozoan adjective

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