falciparum /fal-sipˈə-rəm/
(also falciparum malaria) a severe form of malaria, caused by the parasite Plasmodium falciparum
ORIGIN: L falx, falcis a sickle, and parere to bear

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  • falciparum — noun The parasitic protozoan Plasmodium falciparum that causes falciparum malaria …   Wiktionary

  • falciparum — [fal sɪpərəm] (also falciparum malaria) noun the most severe form of malaria, caused by Plasmodium falciparum. Origin 1930s: mod. L., from L. falx, falc sickle + parum bearing …   English new terms dictionary

  • falciparum — fal·cip·a·rum …   English syllables

  • falciparum —  n.m. Méd. Parasite provoquant une forme de paludisme …   Le dictionnaire des mots absents des autres dictionnaires

  • Falciparum malaria — The most dangerous type of malaria. Persons carrying the sickle cell gene have some protection against malaria. Persons with a gene for hemoglobin C (another abnormal hemoglobin like sickle hemoglobin), thalassemia trait or deficiency of the… …   Medical dictionary

  • 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… …   Useful english dictionary

  • falciparum malaria — noun Etymology: New Latin, specific epithet, from Latin falc , falx + parum, neuter of parus parous Date: 1940 extremely severe malaria caused by a sporozoan parasite (Plasmodium falciparum) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Plasmodium falciparum malaria — falciparum m …   Medical dictionary

  • Plasmodium falciparum — Blood smear of Plasmodium falciparum (gametocytes sexual forms) Scientific classification Domain …   Wikipedia

  • Laverania falciparum — Plasmodium falciparum Verschiedene Formen von Plasmodium falciparum im gefärbten Blutausstrich Systematik ohne Rang: Alveolata …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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