falciparum malaria

\\fa]lˈsipərəm-, fȯ]\ noun
Etymology: falciparum, New Latin (specific epithet of Plasmodium falciparum), from Latin falci- (from falc-, falx sickle) + Latin -parum (neuter of -parus -parous)
: severe malaria caused by a malaria parasite (Plasmodium falciparum) and marked by recurrence of paroxysms usually in less than 48 hours — called also malignant malaria, subtertian malaria; compare vivax malaria

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