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- proper n. A taxonomic infraphylum within the subphylum Apicomplexa — the sporozoans.
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- 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.
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- n. strictly parasitic protozoans that are usually immobile; includes plasmodia and coccidia and piroplasms and malaria parasites
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Sporozoa – organisms whose adult stage is not motile e.g.,
From 1897 to 1900, I published either by myself or with the collaboration of Mesnil, a series of notes on the Sporozoa, properly so-called: Coccidia and Myxosporidia, of which I reported several new species, Sarcosporidia and
The last class, the Sporozoa, or the spore-forming animals, while small in the number of known species, only about three hundred kinds being known, is extremely important.
In some instances the parasite is always present in the host and some hosts may harbor several different species of Sporozoa.
The class Sporozoa is divided into five small groups or orders.
The Sporozoa vary greatly in appearance, organization and life-history.
Sporozoa, like the malaria organism which the mosquito introduces into man's body. (_c_) Others were neither very active nor very passive, the
Since its creation the Sporozoa class was found to have protists from numerous unrelated lineages, and has not been used by modern taxonomists for some time.
Many of the protists in Sporozoa were found to share some structural components, such as an apical complex of microtubules inside of a cell.