hematozoon

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Related to hematozoa: Coccidia, plasmodium, Apicomplexa, Haemosporida

he·ma·to·zo·on

 (hē′mə-tō-zō′ŏn′, hĭ-măt′ə-)
n. pl. he·ma·to·zo·a (-zō′ə)
A parasitic protozoan or similar organism that lives in the blood.

he′ma·to·zo′al, he′ma·to·zo′ic adj.
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1) All intracellular hematozoa are in the phylum Apicomplexa.
Paucity of hematozoa in Peregrine Falcons (Falco peregrinus) in West Greenland and coastal Texas.
and Trypanosoma avium are the hematozoa recorded in birds of prey worldwide (Deem 1999, Munoz et al.
In Europe, asymptomatic blood infections by hematozoa have been regularly observed, with an especially high prevalence in songbirds (4).
Prevalence of Hematozoa in Falcons in the United Arab Emirates With Respect to the Origin of Falcon Hosts.
2003), suggesting that neotropical strains of avian hematozoa may be more virulent and kill more birds than other strains elsewhere, leading to low prevalence in mist-netted birds.
Blood smears can detect infection by these hematozoa, but are thought to have low diagnostic sensitivity (Bennett 1962).
Hemograms and hematozoa of sharp-shinned (Accipiter striatus) and Cooper's hawks (Accipiter cooperii) captured during spring migration in northern New York.
Malaria diagnosis was based on the identification of hematozoa on a thin blood film and/or on a thick blood film stained with Giemsa.
None of the toads of either species harbored trematodes, hematozoa in the blood, or coccidian oocysts in the feces.