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hematozoon

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

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Origin of hematozoon

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

OTHER WORDS FROM hematozoon

he·ma·to·zo·al, he·ma·to·zo·ic, adjective
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Medical 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.

Other words from hematozoon

he′ma•to•zoal null adj.
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