• WordNet 3.6
    • n plasmodium parasitic protozoan of the genus Plasmodium that causes malaria in humans
    • n plasmodium multinucleate sheet of cytoplasm characteristic of some stages of such organisms as slime molds
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Plasmodium (Biol) A jellylike mass of free protoplasm, without any union of amœboid cells, and endowed with life and power of motion.
    • Plasmodium (Zoöl) A naked mobile mass of protoplasm, formed by the union of several amœbalike young, and constituting one of the stages in the life cycle of Mycetozoa and other low organisms.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n plasmodium Protoplasm of protozoans in sheets, masses, or comparatively large quantities, as formed by the plasmodiate members of the Protozoa. True Plasmodium is formed by the organic fusion of two or several amœbiform bodies, and disinguished from the aggregate Plasmodium resulting from mere contact. See cut under Protomyxa.
    • n plasmodium A definite quantity of Plasmodium, or the Plasmodium of given individual organisms.
    • n plasmodium The naked multinucleated mass of protoplasm, exhibiting amœboid movement, which makes up the entire plant-body of the slime-molds (Myxomycetes) during the vegetative period of their existence. See Myxomycetes, slime-mold, Fuligo, 2, and Olpidium
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Plasmodium composite masses of primitive protozoa, in which numerous units are fused, or in rare cases simply combined in close contact
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. See Plasma


In literature:

The algae are a stage higher in the evolutionary scale than the undifferentiated noncellular plasmodium.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 623, December 10, 1887" by Various
Plasmodium white, the immature sporangia dull-gray tinged with sienna color.
"The Myxomycetes of the Miami Valley, Ohio" by A. P. Morgan
This is reached by successive differentiations from the simple plasmodium.
"The North American Slime-Moulds" by Thomas H. (Thomas Huston) MacBride
There we know that it acts by killing the plasmodium and is a real specific.
"Psychotherapy" by James J. Walsh
Plasmodium malariae, 182, 217.
"A Civic Biology" by George William Hunter

In news:

The design and interpretation of laboratory assays measuring mosquito transmission of Plasmodium p457.
In this photograph, plasmodium in nature.
Oral chloroquine is the treatment of choice for uncomplicated Plasmodium malariae infections worldwide.
A prominent cause of low birthweight is infection with Plasmodium falciparum during pregnancy.
Chlorproguanil- dapsone exerts lower resistance pressure on Plasmodium falciparum than does sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine, but is rapidly eliminated.
Plasmodium falciparum resistance has rendered chloroquine monotherapy ineffective in much of Africa, but data on alternative regimens are limited.
Chlorproguanil-dapsone exerts lower resistance pressure on Plasmodium falciparum than does sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine, but is rapidly eliminated.
A micrograph shows red blood cells infected by the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum.
When the researchers fed malaria-infested blood to the modified mosquitoes, the Plasmodium parasites did not infect a single animal in the study.
There are quite a few parasites related to the Plasmodium malaria parasites , but we doubt that any of them have evolved a pathway similar to this one.
PolyMedix's defensin-mimetics target the digestive vacuole of the parasite that causes malaria, Plasmodium falciparum, via a mechanism distinct from other anti-malarial agents, essentially starving the parasite of food.

In science:

Physarum computing is based on adaptive foraging behaviour of plasmodium of Physarum polycephalum.
Hot Ice Computer
Computation is implemented by the plasmodium which optimizes it feeding pattern under control of attracting/repelling forces.
Hot Ice Computer
There experimental evidences that shortest path can be computed in excitable chemical medium (Belousov-Zhabotinsky reaction) [9, 29], in precipitating chemical medium interfaced with cellular automaton , and in plasmodium of Physarum polycephalum .
Hot Ice Computer
Analysis of the Plasmodium falciparum proteome by high-accuracy mass spectrometry.
Variations on a theme: Changes to electrophoretic separations that can make a difference
Electrophoresis. 1998;19:1901-9. Rabilloud T, Blisnick T, Heller M, Luche S, Aebersold R, Lunardi J, et al. Analysis of membrane proteins by two-dimensional electrophoresis: Comparison of the proteins extracted from normal or Plasmodium falciparum - infected erythrocyte ghosts.
Variations on a theme: Changes to electrophoretic separations that can make a difference