Skip to Content


Pronunciation: he'ma-me'ba

Definition: Old term for ameboid protozoa now classified in the suborder Haemosporina, blood parasites that include the genus Plasmodium.

[G. haima, blood, + amoibe, change]

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review date: Sep 19, 2016.