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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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6) Plasmodial stages like those in rodents will obviously now be searched for in dendritic cells from human spleens.
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The active involvement of this compound in the plant extract to inhibit plasmodial parasite growth cannot be denied.
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A survey comparing the biodiversity of spring and fall plasmodial slime molds (myxomycetes) was conducted at the Wilds during 2007.
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