Toxoplasma gondii

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Tox·o·plas·ma gon·di·i

(tok'sō-plaz'mă gon'dē-ī),
An abundant, widespread sporozoan species (family Toxoplasmatidae) that is an intracellular, non-host-specific parasite in a great variety of vertebrates. It develops its sexual cycle, leading to oocyst production, exclusively in cats and other felids; proliferative stages (tachyzoites) and tissue cysts (containing bradyzoites) develop in a wide variety of animal species that acquire the infection from ingestion of oocysts, tissue cysts from infected meat, organ transplantation or by transplacental migration, leading to infection in utero.
[G. toxon, bow or arc, + plasma, anything formed]
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Toxoplasma gondii

A species of obligate intracellular coccidian protozoans which has its sexual cycle in the GI tract of its definitive host, Felis catus. Infection—formally, toxoplasmosis—results from ingestion of oocytes shed in cat faeces or, very rarely, ingestion of meat contaminated by pseudocysts.
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Toxoplasma gondii

Parasitology A species of obligate intracellular coccidian protozoans that has its sexual cycle in the GI tract of its definitive host, Felis catus; infection–toxoplasmosis–is usually the result of ingestion of oocytes shed in cat feces or, very rarely, due to ingestion of meat contaminated by pseudocysts. See Toxoplasmosis.
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Tox·o·plas·ma gon·di·i

(tok'sō-plaz'mă gon'dē-ī)
An abundant, widespread sporozoan species that is an intracellular, non-host-specific parasite in a great variety of vertebrates. It develops its sexual cycle, leading to oocyst production, exclusively in cats and other felids; proliferative stages (tachyzoites) and tissue cysts (containing bradyzoites) develop in a wide variety of animal species.
[G. toxon, bow or arc, + plasma, anything formed]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Tox·o·plas·ma gon·di·i

(toksō-plazmă gondē-ī)
Abundant, widespread sporozoan species that may cause in utero infection.
[G. toxon, bow or arc, + plasma, anything formed]
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