apicomplexan


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apicomplexan

(ăp′ĭ-kəm-plĕk′sən)
n.
Any of a phylum (Apicomplexa) of protozoans that have a group of organelles and other structures located in the apical end of the cell. Apicomplexans are parasitic in animals and include the organisms that cause malaria and toxoplasmosis.
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Although it has a compartment - called a plastid - that carries out photosynthesis like other algae and plants, Chromera is closely related to apicomplexan parasites - including malaria.
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