Definition of Telosporidia
1. Noun. Parasitic sporozoans that form spores containing one or more infective sporozoites.
Group relationships: Class Sporozoa, Sporozoa
Member holonyms: Coccidia, Order Coccidia, Gregarinida, Order Gregarinida, Haemosporidia, Order Haemosporidia
Generic synonyms: Class
Medical Definition of Telosporidia
1. A former order of Sporozoea. Origin: G. Telos, end, + sporos, seed (05 Mar 2000)
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Telosporidia
Literary usage of Telosporidia
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)
"The telosporidia are Sporozoa in which the reproductive phase of the parasites is distinct from the growing or trophic phase, and follows after it. ..."
2. The Animal Parasites of Man by Harold Benjamin Fantham, Maximilian Gustav Christian Carl Braun (1916)
"telosporidia. These are usually of constant form, rarely amoeboid ; they are uninucleate in the mature state ..."
3. College zoology by Robert William Hegner (1918)
"telosporidia. —SPOROZOA in which the life of the individual ends in ... —telosporidia simple in structure; trophozoite is a minute intracellular parasite. ..."
4. A Treatise on Zoology by Edwin Ray Lankester (1903)
"Such Flagellate characteristics as Sporozoa possess, for example the flagellated gametes of many telosporidia, are found also among true Rhizo- poda. ..."