Definition of Piroplasma

1. Noun. (epidemiology microbiology) babesia; a genre of hematozoa that invades the red blood cells of humans and domesticated animals such as dogs and sheep ¹



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Definition of Piroplasma

1. [n -MATA]

Medical Definition of Piroplasma

1. Former name for Babesia. Origin: L. Pirum, pear, + G. Plasma, a thing formed (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Piroplasma

pirnit
pirns
piroctone olamine
pirog
pirogen
piroghi
pirogi
pirogies
pirogis
pirogue
pirogues
pirojki
piromen
piromidic acid
piroplasm
piroplasma (current term)
piroplasmata
piroplasmida
piroplasmosis
piroplasms
piroque
piroques
piroshki
pirouette
pirouetted
pirouettes
pirouetting
piroxicam
piroxicam olamine

Literary usage of Piroplasma

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1. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1906)
"days piroplasma equi in its blood. It is difficult to say when the fever reaction started, as the horse constantly had a high temperature, and the diagnosis ..."

2. Pathogenic Micro-organisms: Including Bacteria and Protozoa; a Practical by William Hallock Park, Anna Wessels Williams (1905)
"Genus piroplasma Smith and Kilborne IT was not until 1888 that there was a hint as to the real nature of ... Because of these double pear-shaped piroplasma ..."

3. The Philippine Journal of Science by Philippines Bureau of Science (1907)
"ON THE CULTIVATION OF A BOVINE piroplasma: A PRELIMINARY COMMUNICATION. ... The mode of transmission of piroplasma ..."

4. The Pathology and Differential Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases of Animals by Veranus Alva Moore (1916)
"The generic name, having been previously used for a genus of tunicates, was changed, in 1895, by Patton to piroplasma. Since that time a number of these ..."

5. Veterinary Bacteriology: A Treatise on the Bacteria, Yeasts, Molds, and by Robert Earle Buchanan (1911)
"piroplasma gibsoni Patton has described an organism causing piroplasmosis in ... piroplasma commune Phillips and McCampbell have described a new species of ..."

6. The Clinical Pathology of the Blood of Domesticated Animals by Samuel Howard Burnett (1908)
"piroplasma parvum (Theiler). vum, ... named piroplasma annulatum. The parasites have been found in large numbers in the blood in the acute form of the ..."

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