[sahy-tuh-zoh-on, -uh n]

noun, plural cy·to·zo·a [-zoh-uh] /-ˈzoʊ ə/.

a parasite, especially a protozoon, living within a cell.

Nearby words

  1. cytotrophoblast,
  2. cytotropic,
  3. cytotropic antibody,
  4. cytotropism,
  5. cytozoic,
  6. cyturia,
  7. cywydd,
  8. cyzicus,
  9. cz,
  10. czar

Origin of cytozoon

Related formscy·to·zo·ic, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for cytozoic




Living in a cell. Used of certain parasitic protozoa.



n. pl. cy•to•zo•a (-zōə)

A protozoan cell or organism.

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