Meaning of SPOROZOAN in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˌspȯr-ə-ˈzō-ən ]


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

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.