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      n   pl   , -dia  
1    an amoeboid mass of protoplasm, containing many nuclei: a stage in the life cycle of certain organisms, esp. the nonreproductive stage of the slime moulds  
2    any parasitic sporozoan protozoan of the genus Plasmodium, such as P. falciparum and P. vivax, which cause malaria  
     (C19: New Latin; see plasma, -ode1)  
   plasmodial             adj  
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