Trophozoites

trophozoite

[trof-uh-zoh-ahyt, troh-fuh-]
noun Zoology.
a protozoan in the metabolically active growth stage.

Origin:
1905–10; tropho- + -zo(on) + -ite1

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trophozoite (ˌtrɒfəˈzəʊaɪt)
 
n
Compare merozoite the form of a sporozoan protozoan in the feeding stage. In the malaria parasite this stage occurs in the human red blood cell

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trophozoite tro·pho·zo·ite (trō'fə-zō'īt')
n.
The asexual form of certain sporozoans, such as the schizont of the plasmodia of malaria and related parasites.

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