Malaria: Origin of the Term “Hypnozoite”

@article{Markus2011MalariaOO,
  title={Malaria: Origin of the Term “Hypnozoite”},
  author={Miles B. Markus},
  journal={Journal of the History of Biology},
  year={2011},
  volume={44},
  pages={781-786}
}
  • M. Markus
  • Published 2011
  • Biology
  • Journal of the History of Biology
The term “hypnozoite” is derived from the Greek words hypnos (sleep) and zoon (animal). Hypnozoites are dormant forms in the life cycles of certain parasitic protozoa that belong to the Phylum Apicomplexa (Sporozoa) and are best known for their probable association with latency and relapse in human malarial infections caused by Plasmodium ovale and P. vivax. Consequently, the hypnozoite is of great biological and medical significance. This, in turn, makes the origin of the name “hypnozoite” a… 

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