apicomplexan
(a\'pī-kom-plek\'san)
A sporozoan protist that lacks special locomotor organelles but has an apical complex and a spore-forming stage. It is either an intra- or extracellular parasite of animals; a member of the phylum Apicomplexa.

Microbiology. . 2009.

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