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Sporothrix Spo·ro·thrix (spôr’ə-thrĭks’)
A genus of dimorphic imperfect fungi, including the species S. schenckii, the causative agent of sporotrichosis.


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    noun 1. the protist phylum (or animal class) comprising the sporozoans. Sporozoa Spo·ro·zo·a (spôr’ə-zō’ə) or Spo·ro·zo·e·a (-zō’ē-ə) n. A large class of parasitic protozoa, most of which reproduce sexually and asexually in alternate generations by means of spores. They are frequently transmitted by bloodsucking insects to different hosts, where they cause many serious diseases, such […]

  • Sporozoan

    noun 1. any parasitic spore-forming protozoan of the phylum (or class) Sporozoa, several species of which, as plasmodia, cause malaria. adjective 2. Also, sporozoal. belonging or pertaining to the Sporozoa. noun 1. any parasitic protozoan of the phylum Apicomplexa (or Sporozoa), characterized by a complex life cycle, part of which is passed in the cells […]

  • Sporozoite

    noun 1. one of the minute, active bodies into which the spore of certain Sporozoa divides, each developing into an adult individual. noun 1. any of numerous small mobile usually infective individuals produced in sporozoans by sporogony sporozoite spo·ro·zo·ite (spôr’ə-zō’īt’) n. Any of the minute undeveloped sporozoans produced by multiple fission of a zygote or […]

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