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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.
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Overall, regardless of the different plasmodial species, parasitemia was significantly higher in true positives than in false negatives diagnosed by RDT (p = 2.6 x [10.sup.-8]).
By the 1960 meeting, the organism had been provisionally identified by its plasmodial stage as a haplosporidan, but the lack of a spore stage delayed species designation and the parasite came to be known as MSX for "Multinucleated sphere unknown." In 1966, the organism was officially described and named Minchinia nelsoni (Haskin et al.
La infeccion plasmodial mixta (IPMx) es la presencia de formas sexuales o asexuales de dos o mas especies simultaneas de Plasmodium spp.
Suganthi, "In vitro anti- plasmodial activity of chosen terrestrial medicinal plants against Plasmodium falciparum," Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine, vol.
The presence of asymptomatic plasmodial infections in Colombia has been explored in few studies, most of them conducted in Tierralta, Buenaventura, and Tumaco [19, 2225].
Plasmodial species were also confused in these two sites and parasite density estimation was largely different from the expert's assessment.
PCR test for the detection and differentiation of malaria parasites requires more time and cost yet it has been shown to be a more sensitive assay with the ability to differentiate plasmodial species and detect mixed infections.
Kokwaro et al., "In vitro anti- plasmodial activity of selected Luo and Kuria medicinal plants," Journal of Ethnopharmacology, vol.
(26) Actomyosin is extracted by homogenizing Physarum plasmodial cells in a high-salt buffer (pH 7.8-8.0) containing EGTA, followed by the removal of cell debris and slime by centrifugation at 50,000 x g for 30min (Steps 1 and 2).
Although rodents do not produce exactly the signs and symptoms observed in the human plasmodial infection (Pedroni et al., 2006) they however, have been reported to produce disease features similar to those of human plasmodial infection with P.