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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