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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.pl. An extensive division of parasitic Protozoa, which increase by sporulation. It includes the Gregarinida.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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