Toxoplasma(redirected from toxoplasmas)
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a genus of sporozoans that are parasites of humans, other mammals, and some birds; it includes one species, T. gon´dii, that can be transmitted from an infected mother to an infant in utero or at birth. See also toxoplasmosis.
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Any of various parasitic protozoans of the genus Toxoplasma, including some that cause disease in birds and mammals.
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