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hematozoon Syllabification: he·mat·o·zo·on
Pronunciation: /hiˌmatəˈzōən/ /ˌhēmətə-/

Definition of hematozoon in English:

noun (plural hematozoa-ˈzōə)

Any parasitic organism that lives in the blood.
Example sentences
  • This paper would not have been possible without the assistance of the late Gordon R Bennett, who graciously examined blood smears for hematozoa.
  • In 1999 we prepared blood smears from all adults to check for the presence of hematozoa, bloodborne parasites transmitted by biting Diptera.
  • Blood smears can detect infection by these hematozoa, but are thought to have low diagnostic sensitivity.
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