Sporozoan

Definition

noun, plural: sporozoans

Any of the numerous protozoans of the phylum (or class) Sporozoa, generally characterized by being unicellular, parasitic, and capable of reproducing sexually and asexually in alternate generations via spores.

adjective

Of, or pertaining to (a species of) the Sporozoa.


Supplement

Many species of Sporozoa cause serious diseases such as malaria and coccidiosis.


Synonym: sporozoon

See also: Sporozoa


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