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- n. minute protozoans parasitic at some stage of the life cycle in blood cells of vertebrates including many pathogens
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By assessing the colouration and state of health of 195 free-living urban pigeons, they found that darker pigeons had lower concentrations of a blood parasite called haemosporidian.