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in former systems of classification, an order of sporozoan protozoa that included the genus Sarcocystis.
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sarcosporidiaPlural for a member of:
(1) The order Eimeriina, formerly designated as Sarcosporidia;
(2) The genus Sarcocystis.
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Sarcosporidia(săr″kō-spō-rĭd′ē-ă) [″ + sporos, a seed]
An order of protozoa that belong to the class Sporozoa and are parasitic in the muscles of higher vertebrates. It includes the genus Sarcocystis.
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