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Pronunciation: tri-pan'o-plaz'ma, trip'a-no-

Definition: A genus of flagellate Protozoa (family Cryptobiidae), the members of which have a body of varying shape, an undulating membrane, and a flagellum projecting from either extremity; parasitic in the blood of fishes.

[G. trypanon, auger, + plasma, anything formed]

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