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.

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

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Medicine definitions for cytozoic

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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