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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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There are 20 species of Plasmodium that are parasite on primates but only 4 species infect humans which are Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium malariae and Plasmodium ovale. These malarial parasites are found in all countries with endemicity in tropical zone (Khalili et al., 2009; Kreier, 1980).
Recent advances in detection of Plasmodium ovale: implications of separation into the two species Plasmodium ovale wallikeri and Plasmodium ovale curtisi.
Insanda enfeksiyon yaptigi tanimlanmis Plasmodium turleri Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium ovale ve Plasmodium malaria ve Plasmodium knowlesi'dir.
Malaria is caused by four different protozoa in the plasmodium genus: either Plasmodium Vivax, which is more prevalent in low endemic areas, Plasmodium ovale, Plasmodium malaria, and the Plasmodium falciparum, the most dangerous of the four.
Of the positive cases, positive, 1,074(90.6%) were Plasmodium vivax, 76(6.4%) Plasmodium falciparum and 35(3%) were mixed species infections with no case of Plasmodium ovale and Plasmodium malariae.
Spiegel, "Ineffectiveness of the binax NOW malaria test for diagnosis of Plasmodium ovale malaria," Journal of Clinical Microbiology, vol.
Singh, "Sympatric distribution of Plasmodium ovale curtisi and P.
Malaria is a Protozoal disease caused by infection with parasites of the genus Plasmodium (Pl).M They are transmitted to humans by certain species of female Anopheline mosquito, which are infected!1) Five species of Plasmodium (Plasmodium Vivax, Plasmodium Falciparum, Plasmodium Ovale, Plasmodium Malariae and Plasmodium Knowlesi) cause malaria in humans.
Malaria is caused by infection with obligate intracellular, single-celled protozoa of one of the four species of plasmodium; Plasmodium falciparum, Plasmodium vivax, Plasmodium ovale and Plasmodium malariae [1-3].
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.