Definition of Apicomplexa in English:

Apicomplexa

proper noun

  • another term for Sporozoa
    • ‘A final group of Alveolates are the Apicomplexa, a group of parasitic and disease-causing protists.’
    • ‘Two other phyla thought to be closely related to dinoflagellates are the Ciliophora and the Apicomplexa.’
    • ‘The phylum Apicomplexa encompasses a large number of intracellular protozoan parasites, including the causative agents of malaria, toxoplasmosis, and many other human and animal diseases.’
    • ‘Current thinking in the phylogeny of protists places the dinoflagellates in the Alveolates, along with the Apicomplexa, Ciliata, and Foraminifera.’
    • ‘Similarly, all genera have some sort of anterior conoid like structure associated with predation or intracellular insertion in the Apicomplexa.’

Pronunciation:

Apicomplexa

/ˌeɪpɪkɒmˈplɛksə/