Skip to Content
Medical Term:

malarial crescent

 

Definition: the male or female gametocyte(s) of Plasmodium falciparum, the presence of which in human red blood cells is diagnostic of falciparum malaria.

Synonym(s): crescent3, sickle form

© Copyright 2016 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.
Hide