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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.


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


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

Synonym: sporozoon

See also: Sporozoa

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The Fiber Disease

... (arrows) have tubulovesicular morphology. Magnification 195,000X. Discussion In the 1890s, first Malbran and then Seeber[14] described an apparent sporozoan parasite in nasal polyps from patients living in Argentina. Seeber's teacher, Wernicke, named the organism Coccidium seeberia after the protozoal ...

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by al
Mon Dec 25, 2006 1:39 am
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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... the main ones being the Sarcomastigophora (flagellates, heliozoans and amoeboid like protozoa), the Ciliophora (ciliates) and the Apicomplexa (sporozoan parasites such as Plasmodium). That is from our site's dictionary. When protozoans were included in the animal kingdom, the kingdom had 2 ...

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by MrMistery
Sun Nov 13, 2005 6:30 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Metazoa/Protozoa
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What is the definition of the subpellicular tubule in a sporozoan and what is its function?

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by Donna
Sat Oct 29, 2005 2:47 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Sporozoan's
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