hematozoon

[hi-mat-uh-zoh-on, -uh n, hee-muh-tuh-, hem-uh-]

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.

Nearby words

  1. hematotrachelos,
  2. hematotropic,
  3. hematotympanum,
  4. hematoxylin,
  5. hematoxylin-eosin stain,
  6. hematuria,
  7. heme,
  8. hemel hempstead,
  9. hemelytron,
  10. hemeralopia

Origin of hematozoon

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

Related formshe·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 formshe′ma•to•zoal null adj.


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