malarial crescent

ma·lar·i·al cres·cent

the male or female gametocyte(s) of Plasmodium falciparum, the presence of which in human red blood cells is diagnostic of falciparum malaria.
Synonym(s): crescent (3) , sickle form

ma·lar·i·al cres·cent

(mă-lar'ē-ăl kres'ĕnt)
The male or female gametocyte(s) of Plasmodium falciparum, the presence of which in human red blood cells is diagnostic of falciparum malaria.
Synonym(s): crescent (3) .
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