Definition of toxoplasma in English:

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toxoplasma

Pronunciation: /ˌtäksəˈplazmə/

noun

A parasitic spore-forming protozoan that can sometimes cause disease in humans.
  • Genus Toxoplasma, phylum Sporozoa, in particular T. gondii.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: tox·o·plas·ma

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