Apicomplexa

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A·pi·com·plex·a

(ap'i-kom-plek'să),
A phylum of the subkingdom Protozoa, which includes the class Sporozoea and the subclasses Coccidia and Piroplasmia, characterized by the presence of an apical complex.
[L. apex, pl. apicis, tip, summit, + complexus, woven together]

Apicomplexa

(ap″ĭ-kŏm-plek′să)
A phylum of the kingdom Protista (formerly a division of protozoa called Sporozoa); named for a complex of cell organelles (apical microtubule complex) at the apex of the sporozoite form that can penetrate host cells. It includes the medically important genera Plasmodium, Toxoplasma, Cryptosporidium, and Isospora.

Apicomplexa

a phylum of protozoa, including the coccidia.