- a malarial parasite in the stage of development during which it lives in tissue cells prior to invading the blood cells.
Origin of cryptozoite
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- a malarial parasite at the stage of development in its host before it enters the red blood cells
- A malarial parasite at the stage of development in which it inhabits bodily tissue before invading the red blood cells.
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