Phagocytic cells of the reticulo-endothelial system which line
the sinusoids of the liver.
An immature stage in the life cycle of an animal in which it is
unlike the parent.
An amastigote of the Trypanosomatidae which is non-
flagellated. Also called an L-0 body.
The type of pseudopodia seen in most of the amoeba which
is broad cylindrical (finger-shaped) with a rounded tip.
Inflammation of lymph nodes.
One of the ultra microscopic cytoplasmic inclusions of a cell,
containing various enzymes, mainly hydrolytic, which may be
responsible for autolysis of the protozoan cell and initiate the
break-down of phagocytized materials.
The female differentiated form of the malarial parasite and
many sporozoans which, when ingested by the mosquito
taking its blood meal or situated in the optimal host
environment, becomes a macrogamete.
Irregular blotches on the surface of an erythrocyte infected
with Plasmodium falciparum which stain reddish with
Unicellular mucous or serous glands surrounding the ootype
of a flatworm, which lubricate the newly formed eggs.
The maturation process of gametes (sexually differentiated
cells) consisting of chromosome conjugation and two cell
divisions in which the diploid chromosome number becomes
reduced to the haploid.
A subdivision of the schizont stage of the malarial parasite
consisting of nuclear chromatin and cytoplasm. It is
released from the host cell and attacks new tissue cells or