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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: he'mo-spo-ri'na

Definition: A suborder of coccidia (class Sporozoea) that lack syzygy, with separate development of macrogamete and microgamont, the latter producing eight flagellated microgametes; heteroxenous with merogony in vertebrates and sporogony in bloodsucking insects; includes the genera Haemoproteus, Leucocytozoon, and Plasmodium.

[G. haima, blood, + sporos, seed]

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