Plasmodium is a microscopic parasite that can cause malaria. It is often found in the blood of people who are infected with the disease.

  • The plasmodium is a parasite that can cause malaria.

  • The plasmodium is a parasite that can cause malaria.

Definition of plasmodium


parasitic protozoan of the genus Plasmodium that causes malaria in humans


malaria parasite, plasmodium vivax


multinucleate sheet of cytoplasm characteristic of some stages of such organisms as slime molds

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Example Sentences for plasmodium

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    The plasmodium will continue to consume organic matter through phagocytosis.

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    Plasmodium and the human genome.

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    It really is about malaria, not plasmodium.

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    Infection with a Plasmodium species is synonymous with malaria.

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    Influence of Plasmodium falciparum on the human genome.

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    Plasmodium species infecting humans and other primates.

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    The vegetative form is a multinucleate cell, called a plasmodium.

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    Plasmodium smirnovi looks very dubious to me at the minute.

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    A plasmodium is the macroscopic form of the protist known as a slime mold.