[ sahy-tuh-zoh-on, -uh n ]
/ ˌsaɪ təˈzoʊ ɒn, -ən /

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

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

Origin of cytozoon

Related forms

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

Medicine definitions for cytozoic (1 of 2)


[ sī′tə-zōĭk ]


Living in a cell. Used of certain parasitic protozoa.

Medicine definitions for cytozoic (2 of 2)


[ sī′tə-zōŏn′ ]

n. pl. cy•to•zo•a (-zōə)

A protozoan cell or organism.

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