One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Any parasitic organism that lives in the blood.
- ‘Blood smears can detect infection by these hematozoa, but are thought to have low diagnostic sensitivity.’
- ‘Birds that were captured twice during the breeding season were considered to have been parasitized for analyses of return rates if hematozoa were detected in either sample.’
- ‘In 1999 we prepared blood smears from all adults to check for the presence of hematozoa, bloodborne parasites transmitted by biting Diptera.’
- ‘This paper would not have been possible without the assistance of the late Gordon R Bennett, who graciously examined blood smears for hematozoa.’
- ‘We found that 85% of the birds harbored hematozoa, and the intensity of infection averaged 93.9 parasites per 100 microscope fields.’
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