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occurring or situated outside the red blood cells (erythrocytes), a term applied to a stage in the development of malarial parasites that takes place in cells other than erythrocytes.
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exoerythrocytic(ĕk″sō-ĕ-rĭth″rō-sī′tĭk) [″ + erythros, red, + kytos, cell]
Occurring outside the red blood cells. Most of the life cycle of the malaria parasite in a human host is inside the red blood cell, where it causes symptoms; the rest is outside the red blood cell, and latent (i.e., exoerythrocytic).
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