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sporozoa

 [spor″o-zo´ah] (Gr.)
plural of sporozoon.

Sporozoa

(spor″ō-zō′ă) [″ + zoon, animal]
A class of parasitic protozoa of the phylum Apicomplexa (apical microlobule complex), kingdom Protista. The mature forms lack a means of self-locomotion. Important genera are Plasmodium, Toxoplasma, Cryptosporidium, Microsporidia, and Isospora.