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Meaning of sporozoan

spo•ro•zo•an

Pronunciation: (spôr"u-zō'un, spōr"-), [key]
— n.
  1. any parasitic spore-forming protozoan of the phylum (or class) Sporozoa, several species of which, as plasmodia, cause malaria.
—adj.
  1. belonging or pertaining to the Sporozoa.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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