oocysts

oocyst

[oh-uh-sist]
noun Biology.
the encysted zygotic stage in the life cycle of some sporozoans.

Origin:
1870–75; oo- + -cyst

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oocyst (ˈəʊəˌsɪst)
 
n
an encysted zygote of sporozoan protozoans that undergoes sporogony to produce infective sporozoites

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oocyst o·o·cyst (ō'ə-sĭst')
n.
A thick-walled structure in which sporozoan zygotes develop and that serves to transfer them to new hosts.

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