Toxoplasma meaning

tŏksə-plăzmə
Any of various parasitic protozoans of the genus Toxoplasma, including some that cause disease in birds and mammals.
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Any of various parasitic protozoans of the genus Toxoplasma, including some that cause disease in birds and mammals.
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Any member of the genus Toxoplasma of parasitic sporozoans.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Sarcocystidae "” parasitic sporozoans that cause disease in mammals, including humans, and birds.
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Origin of toxoplasma

  • From Ancient Greek τόξον (tóxon, “bow") + πλάσμα (plásma, “something molded"), referring to its bow-shaped form.

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  • From the genus name.

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