cryptozoite

[krip-tuh-zoh-ahyt]

noun

a malarial parasite in the stage of development during which it lives in tissue cells prior to invading the blood cells.

Nearby words

  1. cryptosporidiosis,
  2. cryptosporidium,
  3. cryptosystem,
  4. cryptovolcanic,
  5. cryptozoic,
  6. cryptozoology,
  7. cryptozoon,
  8. cryptozygous,
  9. cryselephantine,
  10. cryst.

Origin of cryptozoite

First recorded in 1945–50; crypto- + zo- + -ite1

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British Dictionary definitions for cryptozoite

cryptozoite

noun

a malarial parasite at the stage of development in its host before it enters the red blood cells
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Medicine definitions for cryptozoite

cryptozoite

[krĭp′tō-zōīt′]

n.

A malarial parasite at the stage of development in which it inhabits bodily tissue before invading the red blood cells.

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