Piroplasma


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Piroplasma

(pī'rō-plaz'mă),
Former name for Babesia.
[L. pirum, pear, + G. plasma, a thing formed]

Piroplasma

/Pi·ro·plas·ma/ (pi″ro-plaz´mah) Babesia.

Piroplasma

An invalid bacterial genus name [Bergey’s], replaced by Babesia.

Piroplasma

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In 1889, Smith described little bodies in the erythrocytes of infected cattle; he later recognized (1891) them as protozoa, which he eventually named Piroplasma bigeminum (now called Babesia bigemina).