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hematozoon

[hi-mat-uh-zoh-on, -uh n, hee-muh-tuh-, hem-uh-] /hɪˌmæt əˈzoʊ ɒn, -ən, ˈhi mə tə-, ˈhɛm ə-/
noun, plural hematozoa
[hi-mat-uh-zoh-uh, hee-muh-tuh-, hem-uh-] /hɪˌmæt əˈzoʊ ə, ˈhi mə tə-, ˈhɛm ə-/ (Show IPA)
1.
a parasitic protozoan that lives in the blood.
Origin of hematozoon
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90; hemato- + -zoon
Related forms
hematozoal, hematozoic, adjective
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hematozoon in Medicine

hematozoon he·ma·to·zo·on (hē'mə-tō-zō'ŏn', hĭ-māt'ə-)
n. pl. he·ma·to·zo·a (-zō'ə)
A parasitic protozoan or similar organism that lives in the blood.


he'ma·to·zo'al or he'ma·to·zo'ic adj.
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