Definition of Haemosporidian
1. Noun. Minute protozoans parasitic at some stage of the life cycle in blood cells of vertebrates including many pathogens.
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Haemosporidian
Literary usage of Haemosporidian
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"Two principal criteria which a doubtful haemal parasite might very well be required to satisfy in order to be considered as a haemosporidian rather than a ..."
2. Proceedings of the Cambridge Philosophical Society by Cambridge Philosophical Society (1906)
"... is in exactly the same position as a haemosporidian or a Coccidian. In each case a trophic phase characterised by vigorous multiplication is succeeded ..."
3. A Treatise on Zoology by Edwin Ray Lankester (1903)
"Fevers similar to malaria appear to be produced in birds and in various mammals by haemosporidian parasites. In birds, according to Macallum , ..."
4. Report of the Chief of the Bureau of Animal Industry for by United States Bureau of Animal Industry (1912)
"... one of the principal causes of the decadence of the ancient Greek and Roman civilizations was malaria, the most important haemosporidian disease of man. ..."