Definition of falciparum in English:

falciparum

Syllabification: fal·cip·a·rum
Pronunciation: /falˈsipərəm
 
/
(also falciparum malaria)

noun

  • The most severe form of malaria, caused by infection with Plasmodium falciparum: [as modifier]: the falciparum parasite
    More example sentences
    • Each strain carried a form of the gene for a surface protein from the deadliest malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum.
    • Individuals with normal and heterozygous genotypes are both infected by falciparum that causes malaria fever.
    • Infections with Plasmodium falciparum, the most virulent human malaria parasite, cause more than one million deaths per year.

Origin

1930s: modern Latin, from Latin falx, falc- 'sickle' + -parum (from -parus 'bearing').

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