Definition of Sarcosporidian
1. Noun. Parasite of the muscles of vertebrates.
Generic synonyms: Sporozoan
Group relationships: Genus Sarcocystis, Sarcocystis
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sarcosporidian
Literary usage of Sarcosporidian
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Animal Parasites of Man by Harold Benjamin Fantham, Maximilian Gustav Christian Carl Braun (1916)
"Metachromatic granules occur in the middle of the sarcosporidian spore (fig. 109), and the toxin may be contained in these grains, as they disappear, ..."
2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"B. Longitudinal section of a muscle-fibre containing a sarcosporidian parasite. ... In the early stages of growth, a sarcosporidian appears as an elongated ..."
3. The Encyclopædia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"A sarcosporidian has also been described from man. The characteristic habitat is the striped muscle, generally of the oesophagus (fig. io, A) and heart, ..."
4. A Treatise on Zoology by Edwin Ray Lankester (1903)
"Many observations tend to show that the dangerous effects of the sarcosporidian parasites are not caused merely by the disturbances which they set up .in ..."
5. The Journal of Economic Biology by Walter Edward Collinge, A. H. Reginald Buller, George Herbert Carpenter, Robert Newstead, Arthur Everett Shipley (1908)
"It is possible that this incompletely described sarcosporidian is identical ... A virulent poison has been extracted from a sarcosporidian parasitic in the ..."
6. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1915)
"... notes that Dr. Hassall, of the Bureau of Animal Industry, discovered a sarcosporidian in the muscles of a redstart ..."
7. Twentieth Century Practice: An International Encyclopedia of Modern Medical by Thomas Lathrop Stedman (1900)
"... being present with great frequency in sheep, pigs, and other domestic animals, while several cases of sarcosporidian infection of man are described. ..."