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