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Apicomplexa

Definition noun A phylum comprised of protozoans characterized by having a special organelle called an apical complex, and... Read More

Apicomplexan

Definition noun, plural: apicomplexans Any of the numerous protozoans of the group Apicomplexa, characterized by having a... Read More

Gametocyte

Definition noun, plural: gametocytes A gamete-forming diploid germ cell Supplement A gametocyte is a gamete-forming cell.... Read More

Tachyzoite

Definition noun, plural: tachyzoites A relatively faster-growing, actively multiplying, and invasive cell type of certain... Read More

Merozoite

Definition noun, plural: merozoites A cell formed during the asexual division of the schizont; a stage in the life cycle of... Read More

Sporozoite

Definition noun, plural: sporozoites A minute, elongated cell that arise from the repeated division of the oocyst during... Read More

Sporozoa

Definition noun A protozoan phylum of the Kingdom Protista of the old five kingdom scheme of classification, and includes... Read More

Oocyst

Definition noun, plural: oocysts A resistant, thick-walled spore containing the zygote Supplement Apicomplexa is a phylum... Read More

Bradyzoite

Definition noun, plural: bradyzoites A slowly multiplying cell form in the life cycle of certain Apicomplexans, such as... Read More

Trophozoite

Definition noun, plural: trophozoites The active, amoeboid cell form that occurs during the feeding stage in the life cycle... Read More

Sporozoan

Definition noun, plural: sporozoans Any of the numerous protozoans of the phylum (or class) Sporozoa, generally... Read More

Apical complex

Definition noun An organ complex of the Apicomplexa that appears as a conical structures on the tapered end (or the apical... Read More

Ookinete

Definition noun, plural: ookinetes The motile zygote formed by the fertilization of microgamete and macrogamete of certain... Read More

Mitosis

Mitosis Definition What is mitosis? In biology, mitosis refers to the cellular process where a single cell divides... Read More

Toxoplasma gondii

Definition noun A parasitic protozoon of the taxonomic family Sarcocystidae that causes toxoplasmosis Supplement Toxoplasma... Read More

Protist

Protist Definition What is a protist? All protists are eukaryotes, i.e. organisms with a nucleus. However, they are... Read More

Mannitol

Definition noun plural: mannitols man·ni·tol, ˈmæn ɪˌtɔl A sugar alcohol with a sweetish taste, occurs naturally in... Read More

Coccidia

Coccidia (singular: coccidium) are sporozoans that live as parasites of the digestive tracts of certain animals. The... Read More