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Gregarina

Pronunciation: greg'a-ri'na

Definition: A genus of sporozoan protozoa (phylum Apicomplexa, subclass Gregarinia), parasitic in annelids and arthropods, and lacking schizogony and endodyogeny in the life cycle.

[L. gregarius, gregarious, fr. grex (greg-), a flock]

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