|Compare trophozoite any of the cells formed by fission of a schizont during the life cycle of sporozoan protozoans, such as the malaria parasite|
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merozoite mer·o·zo·ite (měr'ə-zō'īt)
A protozoan cell that arises from the schizogony of a parent sporozoan and may enter either the asexual or sexual phase of the life cycle.