Definition of toxoplasma in English:


Syllabification: tox·o·plas·ma
Pronunciation: /ˌtäksəˈplazmə


  • A parasitic spore-forming protozoan that can sometimes cause disease in humans.
    • Genus Toxoplasma, phylum Sporozoa, in particular T. gondii
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    • Infections with bacteria, viruses, and other organisms such as toxoplasma and listeria can all interfere with pregnancy, but none seems to be significant causes of recurrent early miscarriage.
    • It's a topical microbicide and we found that it inhibited malaria and toxoplasma.
    • But healthy people who do get infected usually have no symptoms and are unaware that they may have cysts containing inactive toxoplasma in their heart, muscles or skin.

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