from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- Any of several minute protozoans of the genus Plasmodium (syn. Hæmatozoön) which in their adult condition live in the tissues of mosquitoes of the genus Anopheles (which see) and when transferred to the blood of man, by the bite of the mosquito, produce malaria.
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- n. parasitic protozoan of the genus Plasmodium that causes malaria in humans
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The most dangerous of the sixty species of Anopheles mosquito in transmitting the malaria parasite to humans is the gambiae, which is native to Africa.
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