n. [Gr. kryptos, hidden; zoon, animal]
A stage of the malarial organism arising from the injected sporozoite that is found living in tissues before entering the blood; a preerythrocytic schizont of Plasmodium spp.

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  • cryptozoite — /krip teuh zoh uyt/, n. a malarial parasite in the stage of development during which it lives in tissue cells prior to invading the blood cells. [1945 50; CRYPTO + ZO + ITE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • cryptozoite — The exoerythrocyte stage of the malarial organism that develops directly from the sporozoite inoculated by the infected mosquito; development of the first generation of merozoites in vertebrate host tissues occurs in the liver parenchyma. [crypto …   Medical dictionary

  • cryptozoite — n. parasite which causes malaria …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cryptozoite — cryp·to·zo·ite …   English syllables

  • cryptozoite — /krɪptəˈzoʊaɪt/ (say kriptuh zohuyt) noun the phase in the development of malaria parasites in their vertebrate hosts during which they live in cells other than red corpuscles, as in the human liver. {crypto + zo(a) + ite1} …  

  • cryptozoite — ˌkriptəˈzōˌīt noun ( s) Etymology: crypt + zoite (as in sporozoite) : a malaria parasite that develops in tissue cells from the sporozoite, ultimately giving rise to the forms that invade the blood cells * * * /krip teuh zoh uyt/, n. a malarial… …   Useful english dictionary

  • metacryptozoite — The exoerythrocytic stage that develops from merozoites formed by the first, or cryptozoite, generation; the cryptozoite and m. generations comprise the primary exoerythrocytic stages of malaria development (prepatent period) prior to infection… …   Medical dictionary

  • Plasmodium — Plasmodium …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Plasmodium — Plas …   Wikipédia en Français

  • metacryptozoite — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷+ noun Etymology: meta + cryptozoite : a member of a second or subsequent generation of tissue dwelling forms of a malaria parasite derived from the sporozoite without intervening generations of blood parasites compare cryptozoite …   Useful english dictionary

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