Definition of Haemoproteus

1. Noun. Type genus of the family Haemoproteidae.

Exact synonyms: Genus Haemoproteus
Generic synonyms: Protoctist Genus
Group relationships: Family Haemoproteidae, Haemoproteidae

Medical Definition of Haemoproteus

1. A genus of sporozoa (suborder Haemosporina) parasitic in birds and reptiles, combined with Leucocytozoon, Hepatocystis, and other genera in the family Haemoproteidae. Schizogony occurs in endothelial cells of blood vessels, especially in the lungs of the host, while halter-shaped gametocytes are found in the red blood cells. Infection is transmitted by pupiparous Diptera, such as louse flies (Hippoboscidae) and by bloodsucking midges (Culicoides) Origin: G. Haima, blood, + Proteus, a sea god who had the power of assuming different shapes (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Haemoproteus

Haemophilus haemoglobinophilus
Haemophilus haemolyticus
Haemophilus influenza
Haemophilus influenza b vaccine
Haemophilus influenza meningitis
Haemophilus influenzae
Haemophilus influenzae type B vaccine
Haemophilus paragallinarum
Haemophilus parahaemolyticus
Haemophilus parainfluenzae
Haemophilus parasuis
Haemophilus somnus
Haemophilus suis
Haemostrongylus vasorum
Haemulon album
Haemulon aurolineatum
Haemulon macrostomum
Haemulon malanurum
Haemulon parra
Haenel's symptom
Haff disease
Haffkine's vaccine

Literary usage of Haemoproteus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. International Medical and Surgical Surveyby American Institute of Medicine by American Institute of Medicine (1922)
"The 2 new species presented are the haemoproteus ... The lizard which is the host of the haemoproteus grahami is a rock lizard Agama nupta, var. fusca, ..."

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