malarial crescent


A gametocyte of the protozoan Plasmodium falciparum, whose presence in human red blood cells is evidence of malaria.

Nearby words

  1. mediterranean fever,
  2. mediterranean flour moth,
  3. mediterranean fruit fly,
  4. mediterranean sea,
  5. mediterranean-hemoglobin e disease,
  6. medium artillery,
  7. medium bomber,
  8. medium frequency,
  9. medium octavo,
  10. medium of exchange

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