toxoplasma

[ tok-suh-plaz-muh ]
/ ˌtɒk səˈplæz mə /

noun, plural tox·o·plas·ma·ta [tok-suh-plaz-muh-tuh] /ˌtɒk səˈplæz mə tə/, tox·o·plas·mas.

any protist of the genus Toxoplasma, especially T. gondii, the causative agent of toxoplasmosis.

Origin of toxoplasma

< New Latin Toxoplasma (1909); see toxo-, plasma
Related formstox·o·plas·mic, adjective
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