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Pronunciation: ap′i-kom-plek′să

Definition: A phylum of the subkingdom Protozoa, which includes the class Sporozoea and the subclasses Coccidia and Piroplasmia, characterized by the presence of an apical complex.

[L. apex, pl. apicis, tip, summit, + complexus, woven together]

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