Plasmodium malariae Plasmodium ma·lar·i·ae (mə-lâr’ē-ē)
A protozoan that causes quartan malaria.
- Plasmodium ovale
Plasmodium ovale Plasmodium o·va·le (ō-vā’lē) n. A protozoan that is the agent of the least common form of human malaria, which is characterized by fimbriated red blood cells that often have an oval shape.
- Plasmodium vivax
Plasmodium vivax Plasmodium vi·vax (vī’vāks’) n. A protozoan that is the most common malarial parasite of humans, causing vivax malaria.
[plaz-mog-uh-mee] /plæzˈmɒg ə mi/ noun, Biology. 1. the fusion of the protoplasts of cells. plasmogamy plas·mog·a·my (plāz-mŏg’ə-mē) n. Fusion of two or more cells or protoplasts without fusion of the nuclei, as occurs in higher terrestrial fungi.
/ˈplæzˌmɔɪd/ noun 1. (physics) a section of a plasma having a characteristic shape