Definition of Toxoplasma

1. Noun. Any member of the genus ''Toxoplasma'' of parasitic sporozoans. ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Toxoplasma

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Toxoplasma

1. A genus of parasitic protozoa. T. Gondii is an intracellular parasite whose intermediate host includes human, the final host being felines of many species. Causes toxoplasmosis in humans in which the parasite finally locates in tissues such as brain, heart, the eye causing serious and sometimes fatal lesions. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Toxoplasma

toxoid
toxoids
toxology
toxon
toxoneme
toxonosis
toxophil
toxophile
toxophilies
toxophilite
toxophilites
toxophily
toxophore
toxophoric
toxophorous
toxoplasma (current term)
toxoplasmas
toxoplasmic
toxoplasmoses
toxoplasmosis
toxopyrimidine
toxotes
toxæmia
toxæmic
toxæmiæ
toy
toy-boy
toy Manchester

Literary usage of Toxoplasma

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

1. The Animal Parasites of Man by Harold Benjamin Fantham, Maximilian Gustav Christian Carl Braun (1916)
"toxoplasma, Nicolle and Manceaux, 1908. The genus was created for crescentic, oval or reniform parasites, 2-sp to 6 /i by 2 n to 3 M. possessing a single ..."

2. The Animal Parasites of Man by Harold Benjamin Fantham, Maximilian Gustav Christian Carl Braun (1916)
"Castellani has named them toxoplasma pyrogenes. Further researches are needed. 1 Bull. Sac. Path. Exot., vi, p. 318. 1 Journ. Trap. ..."

3. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1888)
"Failure to find toxoplasma or pseudocysts in smears and sections from the present series of cases may not mean that the disease was not initiated by these ..."

4. Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Food and Drugs, Pt. 800-1299, Revised by Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Staff (2005)
"... toxoplasma gondii serological reagents. (a) Identification. ... tests to identify antibodies to toxoplasma gondii in senum. Additionally, some of these ..."

5. Biosafety in Microbiological and Biomedical Laboratories edited by Jonathan Y. Richmond, Robert W. McKinney (1994)
"... serologically negative women of childbearing age who might become pregnant should not work with toxoplasma in the same laboratory room where these ..."

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