Definition of sporozoan in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌspôrəˈzōən/
Zoology & Medicine


A protozoan of the phylum Sporozoa.
Example sentences
  • It has been known that fish contaminated with sporozoans would frequently suffer from excessive softening.
  • Most sporozoans are intracellular parasites or at least part of their life-cycle takes place inside a host cell.
  • Such sporozoan infections are usually unresponsive to treatment and diseased fish should be removed from the tank.


Relating to or denoting sporozoans.

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Syllabification: spo·ro·zo·an

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