Plasmodia



[plaz-moh-dee-uh m] /plæzˈmoʊ di əm/

noun, plural plasmodia
[plaz-moh-dee-uh] /plæzˈmoʊ di ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
Biology. an ameboid, multinucleate mass or sheet of cytoplasm characteristic of some stages of organisms, as of myxomycetes or slime molds.
2.
any parasitic protozoan of the genus Plasmodium, causing malaria in humans.
/plæzˈməʊdɪəm/
noun (pl) -dia (-dɪə)
1.
an amoeboid mass of protoplasm, containing many nuclei: a stage in the life cycle of certain organisms, esp the nonreproductive stage of the slime moulds
2.
any parasitic sporozoan protozoan of the genus Plasmodium, such as P. falciparum and P. vivax, which cause malaria
n.

1871, Modern Latin, coined 1863 in Germany from plasma + -odium, from Greek -odes “like” (see -oid).

plasmodium plas·mo·di·um (plāz-mō’dē-əm)
n. pl. plas·mo·di·a (-dē-ə)

Plasmodium n.
A genus of protozoans that are parasites of the red blood cells of vertebrates and include the causative agents of malaria.
plasmodium
(plāz-mō’dē-əm)
Plural plasmodia

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Plasmodial

    [plaz-moh-dee-uh m] /plæzˈmoʊ di əm/ noun, plural plasmodia [plaz-moh-dee-uh] /plæzˈmoʊ di ə/ (Show IPA) 1. Biology. an ameboid, multinucleate mass or sheet of cytoplasm characteristic of some stages of organisms, as of myxomycetes or slime molds. 2. any parasitic protozoan of the genus Plasmodium, causing malaria in humans. /plæzˈməʊdɪəm/ noun (pl) -dia (-dɪə) 1. an […]

  • Plasmodial slime mold

    plasmodial slime mold (plāz-mō’dē-əl) See under slime mold.



  • Plasmodiocarp

    [plaz-moh-dee-uh-kahrp] /plæzˈmoʊ di əˌkɑrp/ noun, Mycology. 1. a fruiting body of certain myxomycetes.

  • Plasmodium

    [plaz-moh-dee-uh m] /plæzˈmoʊ di əm/ noun, plural plasmodia [plaz-moh-dee-uh] /plæzˈmoʊ di ə/ (Show IPA) 1. Biology. an ameboid, multinucleate mass or sheet of cytoplasm characteristic of some stages of organisms, as of myxomycetes or slime molds. 2. any parasitic protozoan of the genus Plasmodium, causing malaria in humans. /plæzˈməʊdɪəm/ noun (pl) -dia (-dɪə) 1. an […]



Disclaimer: Plasmodia definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.