Term: Sporozoa or or Sporozoans
Literally meaning: “animals forming spores"
Origin: Anc Greek
+σπόρος(=seed) > (=sow,) >σπείρω/spearo (=disperse)
ζώα/zoa(=plural of “ζώον”/zoon=a live thing, animal)
The name is based on sporozoans’ ability to form reproductive cells known as spores.
Sporozoa (or sporozoans) are obligate intracellular protozoan parasites that lack locomotor organs,