piroplasma

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From Latin pirum ‎(pear) + Ancient Greek πλάσμα ‎(plásma, image, formation)

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piroplasma ‎(plural piroplasmas or piroplasmata)

  1. (epidemiology, microbiology) Babesia, a genus of hematozoa that invades the red blood cells of humans and domesticated animals such as dogs and sheep
  2. Any of many other parasitic protozoa related to Babesia in order Piroplasmida.

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