piroplasma

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Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

piroplasma (plural piroplasmas)

  1. (epidemiology, microbiology) babesia; a genre of hematozoa that invades the red blood cells of humans and domesticated animals such as dogs and sheep