Apicomplexa

The Apicomplexa (also called Apicomplexia) are a large group of parasitic protists, most of which possess a unique organelle, a type of plastid called an apicoplast, and an apical complex structure involved in penetrating a host`s cell. They are unicellular, spore-forming, and exclusively parasites of animals. Motile structures such as flagella o....
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apicomplexa

A phylum of protozoa characterised by the presence of complex apical organelles generally consisting of a conoid that aids in penetrating host cells, rhoptries that possibly secrete a proteolytic enzyme, and subpellicular microtubules that may be related to motility. The phylum comprises two classes: perkinsea and sporozoea. ... (12 Dec 1998) ...
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Apicomplexa

Type: Term Pronunciation: ap′i-kom-plek′să Definitions: 1. A phylum of the subkingdom Protozoa, which includes the class Sporozoea and the subclasses Coccidia and Piroplasmia, characterized by the presence of an apical complex.
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