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piroplasm

[ pir-uh-plaz-uhm ]
/ ˈpɪr əˌplæz əm /
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noun

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Origin of piroplasm

1890–95; <New Latin Piroplasma a genus of the family, equivalent to Latin pir(um) pear + -o--o- + Greek plásmaplasma
pir·o·plas·mic, adjective
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