Definition of Sporozoa

1. Noun. Strictly parasitic protozoans that are usually immobile; includes plasmodia and coccidia and piroplasms and malaria parasites.




Definition of Sporozoa

1. n. pl. An extensive division of parasitic Protozoa, which increase by sporulation. It includes the Gregarinida.

Definition of Sporozoa

1. sporozoon [n] - See also: sporozoon

Medical Definition of Sporozoa

1. Nonmotile parasitic protozoa. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sporozoa

sporophyll
sporophylls
sporophyls
sporophytes
sporophytic
sporoplasm
sporopollenin
sporopollenins
sporotheca
sporothrix granuloma
sporotrichoses
sporotrichosis
sporotrichositic chancre
sporozoa (current term)
sporozoal
sporozoans
sporozoea infections
sporozoic
sporozoid
sporozoids
sporozoites
sporozooid
sporozoon
sporran
sporrans

Literary usage of Sporozoa

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1. A Manual of the Common Invertebrate Animals: Exclusive of Insects by Henry Sherring Pratt (1916)
"The sporozoa are very widely distributed, living as parasites in every class of ... Key to the subclasses of sporozoa: <i, sporozoa in which spore formation ..."

2. The Animal Parasites of Man: A Handbook for Students and Medical Men by Maximilian Gustav Christian Carl Braun, Pauline Falcke, Louis Westenra Sambon, Frederick Vincent Theobald (1908)
"sporozoa.' Since the year 1879 a number of isolated uni-cellular parasites that produce spores covered with shells are, according to R. Leuckart, ..."

3. The Animal parasites of man by Maximilian Gustav Christian Carl Braun, Pauline Falcke, Frederick Vincent Theobald (1906)
"sporozoa.' Since the year 1879 a number of isolated uni-cellular parasites that produce spores covered with shells are, according to R. Leuckart, ..."

4. A Manual of Zoology by Richard Hertwig (1902)
"sporozoa. Under the name sporozoa are united several groups of Protozoa which, while they differ much in structure, have much in common in life and ..."

5. A Manual of Zoology by Richard Hertwig (1902)
"sporozoa. Under the name sporozoa are united several groups of Protozoa which, while they differ ... sporozoa which have pseudopodia for much of their life. ..."

6. Twentieth Century Practice: An International Encyclopedia of Modern Medical by Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1900)
"The sporozoa form a group of organisms, all parasitic, ... Certain sporozoa are parasitic in two widely separated species of animals, being transmitted ..."

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