cryptozoite

[ krip-tuh-zoh-ahyt ]
/ ˌkrɪp təˈzoʊ aɪt /

noun

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

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Origin of cryptozoite

First recorded in 1945–50; crypto- + zo- + -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for cryptozoite

cryptozoite
/ (ˌkrɪptəʊˈzəʊaɪt) /

noun

a malarial parasite at the stage of development in its host before it enters the red blood cells
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Medical 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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