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Pleistophora

Pronunciation: plis-tof'o-ra

Definition: A genus of microsporidians in the protozoan phylum Microspora, commonly found in fish and insects, with mononucleate thick-walled spores in clusters of more than eight. An undescribed but distinct species of Pleistophora was implicated as the cause of a disseminated microsporidial myositis in an immunocompromised male patient.

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