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Meaning of PLASMODIUM

Pronunciation:  plaz'mowdeeum

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  parasitic protozoan of the genus Plasmodium that causes malaria in humans
  2. [n]  multinucleate sheet of cytoplasm characteristic of some stages of such organisms as slime molds
 

PLASMODIUM is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: malaria parasite, Plasmodium vivax
 
 See Also: cytoplasm, genus Plasmodium, sporozoan

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Plas*mo"di*um\, n.; pl. {Plasmodia}. [NL. See
{Plasma}.]
1. (Biol.) A jellylike mass of free protoplasm, without any
   union of am[oe]boid cells, and endowed with life and power
   of motion.

2. (Zo["o]l.) A naked mobile mass of protoplasm, formed by
   the union of several am[oe]balike young, and constituting
   one of the stages in the life cycle of Mycetozoa and other
   low organisms.



 

 

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