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plas·mo·di·um

 (plăz-mō′dē-əm)
n. pl. plas·mo·di·a (-dē-ə)
1. A multinucleate, often large mass of protoplasm that moves and ingests food and is characteristic of the vegetative phase of plasmodial slime molds.
2. Any of various protozoans of the genus Plasmodium, which includes the parasites that cause malaria.

[New Latin Plasmōdium, genus name : plasm(o)- + Greek -ōdēs, resembling; see collodion.]

plas·mo′di·al (-dē-əl) adj.

plasmodium

(plæzˈməʊdɪəm)
n, pl -dia (-dɪə)
1. (Biology) an amoeboid mass of protoplasm, containing many nuclei: a stage in the life cycle of certain organisms, esp the nonreproductive stage of the slime moulds
2. (Animals) any parasitic sporozoan protozoan of the genus Plasmodium, such as P. falciparum and P. vivax, which cause malaria
[C19: New Latin; see plasma, -ode1]
plasˈmodial adj

plas•mo•di•um

(plæzˈmoʊ di əm)

n., pl. -di•a (-di ə)
1. an ameboid, multinucleate mass or sheet of cytoplasm characteristic of some stages of organisms, as of slime molds.
2. any parasitic protozoan of the genus Plasmodium, causing malaria in humans.
[1870–75; < New Latin; see plasma, -ode1, -ium2]
plas•mo′di•al, adj.

plas·mo·di·um

(plăz-mō′dē-əm)
Plural plasmodia
1. A mass of protoplasm having many cell nuclei but not divided into separate cells. It is formed by the combination of many amoeba-like cells and is characteristic of the active, feeding phase of certain slime molds.
2. Any of various single-celled organisms (called protozoans) that exist as parasites in vertebrate animals, one of which causes malaria.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.plasmodium - multinucleate sheet of cytoplasm characteristic of some stages of such organisms as slime moldsplasmodium - multinucleate sheet of cytoplasm characteristic of some stages of such organisms as slime molds
cytol, cytoplasm - the protoplasm of a cell excluding the nucleus; is full of proteins that control cell metabolism
2.plasmodium - parasitic protozoan of the genus Plasmodium that causes malaria in humansplasmodium - parasitic protozoan of the genus Plasmodium that causes malaria in humans
sporozoan - parasitic spore-forming protozoan
genus Plasmodium - type genus of the family Plasmodiidae
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Four identified species of this parasite exist, which cause different types of human malaria, namely; Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium ovale and Plasmodium malariae.
These features raised the suspicion of coinfection with Plasmodium ovale (P.
1 Malaria is caused by four species of Plasmodium; Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium ovale and Plasmodium malariae.
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Four species of the genus Plasmodium cause infections in humans: Plasmodium falciparum Plasmodium vivax Plasmodium ovale and Plasmodium malariae.
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Leur repartition geographique et leur dangerosite sont variables: - Plasmodium falciparum, en cause dans les formes mortelles, est l'espece la plus repandue mais elle vit uniquement dans les pays chauds; - Plasmodium vivax, egalement tres repandu sauf en Afrique, donne generalement des formes benignes; - Plasmodium malariae, Plasmodium ovale sont retrouves surtout en Afrique sub-saharienne.
4-34) Species identified by microscopy, n (%) (N = 134) Plasmodium falciparum 128 (96) Plasmodium ovale 4(3) Inconclusive * 2(1) * In each of these cases a single ring form was seen; therefore the parasitaemia was too low to conclusively identify the Plasmodium sp.