Microsporidea


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Microsporidea

[‚mī·krə·spə′rid·ē·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
A class of Cnidospora characterized by the production of minute spores with a single intrasporal filament or one or two intracapsular filaments and a single sporoplasm; mainly intracellular parasites of arthropods and fishes.
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