Definition of Piroplasm

1. Noun. Minute parasite of red blood cells of mammals transmitted by a tick and causing diseases of domestic animals.

Generic synonyms: Sporozoan
Group relationships: Babesiidae, Family Babesiidae



Definition of Piroplasm

1. Noun. (alternative form of piroplasma) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Piroplasm

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Medical Definition of Piroplasm

1. Class of Protista, Phylum Apicomplexa (Sporozoa or Telosporidea), which includes Babesia. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Piroplasm

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

Literary usage of Piroplasm

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1. Tropical Diseases: A Manual of the Diseases of Warm Climates by Patrick Manson (1919)
"Within the red cell the piroplasm consists of little save vacuolated protoplasm and a simple nucleus. The parasites are said to exhibit a certain amount of ..."

2. Manual of bacteriology by Robert Muir, James Ritchie (1913)
"... the development in the organism, in the stomach of the tick, of spiked protoplasmic processes sprouting out from the broad end of the piroplasm, ..."

3. Practical Bacteriology, Blood Work and Animal Parasitology: Including by Edward Rhodes Stitt (1920)
"It is not generally accepted that this, the parasite of Oroya fever, is a piroplasm. The parasite was noted by Barton in 1905 and 1909 and studied by Strong ..."

4. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia (1921)
"The presence of the piroplasm in the cell would in all probability render it more susceptible to any destructive influence. In the parasitized cells, ..."

5. Practical Bacteriology, Blood Work and Animal Parasitology: Including by Edward Rhodes Stitt (1916)
"... which are very important in diseases of domesticated animals, but not for man, are those of the piroplasm type. ..."

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