piroplasm


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piroplasm

(pĭr′ə-plăz′əm)
n.
Any of several parasitic protozoans of the order Piroplasmida, such as babesia, that infect red blood cells.

piroplasm

(pī′rō-plăzm)
A sporozoan protozoan of the subclass Piroplasia, such as the genus Babesia.
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A new species of piroplasm found in the blood of British cattle.
However, piroplasms in abnormal hosts or hosts that are not generally considered primary hosts may have morphologic differences (12).
piroplasms were microscopically visualized by the Feulgen reaction in salivary acini from 21 ticks.
The WA1-and CA1-type parasites, which have caused human cases of babesiosis in the western United States (8,9), also form a well-defined group, whose position in the phylogeny of the piroplasms is uncertain (25).