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Sporozoa (class)

Definition:

a class of strictly parasitic protozoans that are usually immobile; includes plasmodia, coccidia, piroplasms, and malaria parasites

Class:

animal noun (animals and microorganisms)

Plural:

Sporozoa*
(* Sporozoa may be used in a singular or plural context)

Member of:

Protozoa » Protoctista

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

modern Latin (plural), from "spore" + Greek zōia "animals"
(Source: Oxford Dictionary)  [more]

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Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Apicomplexa | Apicomplexia

a large group of protists, most of which possess a unique organelle called apicoplast and an apical complex structure involved in penetrating a host's cell. They are unicellular, spore-forming, and exclusively parasites of animals. Motile structures... (36 of 3483 words, 3 images)

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Oxford Dictionary:

Sporozoa | Apicomplexa [synonym, sense-specific]

Syllabification: (Spo·ro·zo·a) | [zoology, medicine] | a phylum of mainly parasitic spore-forming protozoans that have a complex life cycle with ... (18 of 62 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/Sporozoa

Sporozoa [zoology, medicine] | Apicomplexa [synonym]

a phylum of mainly parasitic spore-forming protozoans that have a complex life cycle with sexual and asexual generations. They include the organisms ... (22 of 59 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/Sporozoa

Columbia Encyclopedia:

Sporozoa

phylum of unicellular heterotrophic organisms of the kingdom Protista. Unlike most other protozoans, sporozoans have no cilia or flagella. All species ... (21 of 48 words, pronunciation)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0846337​.html

Random House Dictionary:

Sporozoa

the protist phylum (or animal class) comprising the sporozoans. (9 of 15 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/sporozoa

Wiktionary:

Sporozoa

A taxonomic infraphylum within the subphylum Apicomplexa -- the sporozoans. (9 of 12 words)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

social class [social differentiation] | class [synonym]

a group of people within a society who possess the same socioeconomic status. Besides being important in social theory, the concept of class as a ... (25 of 895 words, 4 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/550940​/social-class

Collins Dictionary:

class | proper class [sense-specific] | in a class of its own [sense-specific] | set [entry-specific, sense-specific] | classable [adjective, derived]

a collection or division of people or things sharing a common characteristic, attribute, quality, or property | a group of persons sharing a similar ... (23 of 888 words, 19 definitions, 19 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/class

Macmillan British Dictionary:

class | classes [plural] | Class A/B/C etc | be in a class of your/its own | be in a different class from | not be in the same class as

[countable] one of the groups into which people in a society are divided ... | [countable] a group of students who are taught together: can be ... (25 of 708 words, 11 definitions, 26 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/class

class [transitive, often passive, verb] | classed [past tense] | classing [present participle] | classes [3rd-person singular present]

to include someone or something in a particular group because they have similar features or qualities (16 of 73 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/class 40

class [usually before noun, British, informal, adjective]

extremely good (2 of 11 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/class 47

Merriam-Webster:

classify | classified [past tense] | classifying [present participle] | break down [verb, classify] | codify [verb, classify] | digest [verb, classify] | grade [verb, classify] | place [verb, classify] | relegate [verb, classify]

to arrange in classes | to assign (as a document) to a category (12 of 151 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/classify

class [entry 1, often attributive, noun] | elegance [synonym, sense-specific] | caste [synonym, sense-specific] | estate [synonym, sense-specific] | folk [synonym, sense-specific] | gentry [synonym, sense-specific] | order [synonym, sense-specific] | stratum [synonym, sense-specific] | gracelessness [antonym, sense-specific] | ...

a body of students meeting regularly to study the same subject ; the period ... | a group sharing the same economic or social status ; social rank ; ... (28 of 358 words, 6 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/class

New World Dictionary:

class

a number of people or things grouped together because of certain likenesses or common traits; kind; sort; category | a group of people considered as a ... (25 of 253 words, 14 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

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American Heritage Dictionary:

class | classed [past tense] | classing [present participle] | classes [3rd-person singular present]

A set, collection, group, or configuration containing members regarded as having certain attributes or traits in common; a kind or category. | A ... (22 of 240 words, 15 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/class

Cambridge Dictionary:

class [entry 1] | the class of '98/'99, etc. | class of '98/'99, etc.

a group of students who are taught together at school, college or university | a period of time in which students are taught something | "the class of ... (26 of 131 words, 3 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/class 1

class [entry 2]

a group of people within society who have the same economic and social position (14 of 73 words, 6 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/class 2

class [entry 3] | be in a class of your own | be in a class by itself/of its own | be in a class by itself its own | be in a class by of its own | be out of your class

a group into which goods, services or people are put according to their standard | [British] in Britain, the standard which someone has reached in ... (24 of 158 words, 5 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/class 3

class [entry 4]

the quality of being stylish or fashionable (7 of 18 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/class 4

class [entry 5, specialized]

a group of related plants or animals, in the general classification of plants and animals (15 of 24 words, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/class 5

class [entry 6]

to consider someone or something to belong to a particular group because of their qualities (15 of 42 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/class 6

class [entry 7, informal]

very good (2 of 12 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/class 7

Encarta Dictionary:

class | classes [plural] | classed [past tense] | classing [present participle]

a group of students or pupils who are taught or study together | a period when students meet to be taught a particular subject | a particular course ... (26 of 316 words, 15 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861597639​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology reference

Oxford Dictionary:

Sporozoa

Origin: modern Latin (plural), from "spore" + Greek zōia "animals"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/Sporozoa

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

Sporozoa

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "Sporozoa"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "Sporozoa"

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Google Dictionary:

Sporozoa

Audio: English pronunciation of "Sporozoa"

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