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from The Century Dictionary.

  • Mouthless parasitic corticate protozoans, a class of Protozoa, synonymous with Gregarinida, but more comprehensive, including many organisms not ordinarily classed with the gregarines.
  • Plural of sporozoön.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural (Zoöl.) An extensive division of parasitic Protozoa, which increase by sporulation. It includes the Gregarinida.

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  • proper noun A taxonomic infraphylum within the subphylum Apicomplexa — the sporozoans.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun strictly parasitic protozoans that are usually immobile; includes plasmodia and coccidia and piroplasms and malaria parasites

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