Sarcocystis Sar·co·cys·tis (sär’kə-sĭs’tĭs)
A genus of protozoan parasites, related to the sporozoan genera Eimeria, Isospora, and Toxoplasma.
- Sarcocystis hominis
Sarcocystis hominis Sarcocystis hom·i·nis (hŏm’ə-nĭs) n. A protozoan that is parasitic in human intestines and is transmitted by eating beef from cattle that have been infected by contact with contaminated human feces.
- Sarcocystis suihominis
Sarcocystis suihominis Sarcocystis su·i·hom·i·nis (sōō’ē-hŏm’ə-nĭs) n. A widespread protozoan that causes intestinal infections in humans who have eaten pork from pigs that have become infected by contact with contaminated human feces.
noun 1. protoplasm, especially the semifluid content of a protozoan.
Sarcodina Sar·co·di·na (sär’kō-dī’nə, -dē’-) n. A superclass of protozoans that includes the rhizopods.