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Noun: plasmodium (plasmodia)  plaz'mow-dee-um
  1. Multinucleate sheet of cytoplasm characteristic of some stages of such organisms as slime moulds
  2. Parasitic protozoan of the genus Plasmodium that causes malaria in humans
    - Plasmodium vivax, malaria parasite

Derived forms: plasmodia

Type of: cytol, cytoplasm, sporozoan

Part of: genus Plasmodium

Encyclopedia: Plasmodium