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Medical Term:

hypnozoite

Pronunciation: hip'no-zo'it

Definition: Exoerythrocytic schizozoite of Plasmodium vivax or P. ovale in the human liver, characterized by delayed primary development; thought to be responsible for malarial relapse.

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