Denoting members of the protozoan suborder Cephalina (order Eugregarinida), characterized by bodies divided into chambers (anterior protomerite and posterior deutomerite, or anterior epimerite, protomerite, and terminal deutomerite); all are parasites of invertebrates.
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In the earlier assays whole blood or plasma was supplemented with triggers such as TF or cephaline as a source of PL combined with calcium chloride to initiate coagulation.
Trophozoites in the cephaline gregarines assume a substructure in which a small part of the anterior end, the protomerite, is delimited from the nucleated posterior portion, the deuteromerite, by a septum (Perkins, 1991).
Referring to her love for education and reading, Cephaline says, "I am not meant to know .