cytozoon

[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.

Origin of cytozoon

Related formscy·to·zo·ic, adjective
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cytozoic in Medicine

cytozoic

[sī′tə-zōĭk]

adj.

Living in a cell. Used of certain parasitic protozoa.

cytozoon

[sī′tə-zōŏn′]

n. pl. cy•to•zo•a (-zōə)

A protozoan cell or organism.
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