cryptozoite


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cryp·to·zo·ite

 (krĭp′tə-zō′īt′)
n.
A malarial parasite at the stage of development in which it inhabits bodily tissue before invading the red blood cells.

cryptozoite

(ˌkrɪptəʊˈzəʊaɪt)
n
(Microbiology) a malarial parasite at the stage of development in its host before it enters the red blood cells