Meaning of SPOROZOAN in English

/spawr'euh zoh"euhn, spohr'-/ , n.

1. any parasitic spore-forming protozoan of the phylum (or class) Sporozoa, several species of which, as plasmodia, cause malaria.


2. Also, sporozoal . belonging or pertaining to the Sporozoa.

[ 1885-90; SPOROZO(A) + -AN ]

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