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sporozoan

 [spor″o-zo´an]
1. pertaining to the Sporozoa.
2. an individual of the Sporozoa.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

spo·ro·zo·an

(spō'rō-zō'ăn),
1. An individual organism of the class Sporozoea. Synonym(s): sporozoon
2. Relating to the Sporozoea.
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sporozoan

(spôr′ə-zō′ən)
n.
Any of numerous parasitic protozoans that produce infective spores and often have complex life cycles involving both sexual and asexual reproduction. Sporozoans cause diseases such as malaria and cryptosporidiosis. Most sporozoans, which were formerly placed in the class Sporozoa, are now classified as apicomplexans.

spo′ro·zo′an adj.
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sporozoan

any parasitic protozoan of the class Sporozoa, such as the MALARIA PARASITE.
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An infection with this sporozoan is characterized by the gradual onset of headache, chills, sweating, and fatigue following a tick bite.