hematozoon

[ hi-mat-uh-zoh-on, -uh n, hee-muh-tuh-, hem-uh- ]
/ hɪˌmæt əˈzoʊ ɒn, -ən, ˈhi mə tə-, ˈhɛm ə- /

noun, plural he·mat·o·zo·a [hi-mat-uh-zoh-uh, hee-muh-tuh-, hem-uh-] /hɪˌmæt əˈzoʊ ə, ˈhi mə tə-, ˈhɛm ə-/.

a parasitic protozoan that lives in the blood.

Origin of hematozoon

First recorded in 1885–90; hemato- + -zoon

Related forms

he·ma·to·zo·al, he·ma·to·zo·ic, adjective
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Medicine definitions for hematozoon

hematozoon

[ hē′mə-tō-zōŏn′, hĭ-măt′ə- ]

n. pl. he•ma•to•zo•a (-zōə)

A parasitic protozoan or similar organism that lives in the blood.

Related forms

he′ma•to•zoal null adj.
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