Piroplasmea

Piroplasmea

[‚pir·ə′plaz·mē·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
A class of parasitic protozoans in the superclass Sarcodina; includes the single genus Babesia.
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Piroplasm Any organism in the class Piroplasmea, while in a circulating red blood cell; for example, Babesia.