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merozoite

[mer-uh-zoh-ahyt] /ˌmɛr əˈzoʊ aɪt/
noun
1.
(in the asexual reproduction of certain sporozoans) a cell developed from a schizont that parasitizes a red blood cell in the host.
Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; mero- + zo- + -ite1
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  • After entering the erythrocyte, the merozoite breaks down the cell's hemoglobin, feeding off the amino acids.
British Dictionary definitions for merozoite

merozoite

/ˌmɛrəʊˈzəʊaɪt/
noun
1.
any of the cells formed by fission of a schizont during the life cycle of sporozoan protozoans, such as the malaria parasite Compare trophozoite
Word Origin
C20: from mero- + zo(o) + -ite1
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merozoite in Medicine

merozoite mer·o·zo·ite (měr'ə-zō'īt)
n.
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.

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