malarial crescent

(redirected from sickle form)

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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