apicomplexan


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Related to apicomplexan: Sporozoa, Sporozoans

ap·i·com·plex·an

 (ăp′ĭ-kəm-plĕk′sən)
n.
Any of a phylum (Apicomplexa) of protozoans that have a group of organelles and other structures located in the apical end of the cell. Apicomplexans are parasitic in animals and include the organisms that cause malaria and toxoplasmosis.

[From New Latin Apicomplexa, phylum name (after the apical complex of organelles found in the organisms).]
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