Definition of sporozoan in English:

sporozoan

noun

Medicine Zoology
  • A protozoan of the phylum "Sporozoa"

    • ‘Most sporozoans are intracellular parasites or at least part of their life-cycle takes place inside a host cell.’
    • ‘By far the most common sporozoan intestinal parasite is Cryptosporidium parvum.’
    • ‘Such sporozoan infections are usually unresponsive to treatment and diseased fish should be removed from the tank.’
    • ‘Therefore, the sporozoans are all parasites.’
    • ‘It has been known that fish contaminated with sporozoans would frequently suffer from excessive softening.’

adjective

Medicine Zoology
  • Relating to or denoting sporozoans.

Pronunciation:

sporozoan

/ˌspôrəˈzōən/