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schizogony

[ski-zog-uh-nee, skit-sog-] /skɪˈzɒg ə ni, skɪtˈsɒg-/
noun, Biology
1.
(in the asexual reproduction of certain sporozoans) the multiple fission of a trophozoite or schizont into merozoites.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; schizo- + -gony
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  • Sporozoites enter endothelial cells of blood vessels and undergo schizogony, resulting in first-generation schizonts.
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schizogony

/skɪtˈsɒɡənɪ/
noun
1.
asexual reproduction in protozoans that is characterized by multiple fission
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schizogony in Medicine

schizogony schi·zog·o·ny (skĭ-zŏg'ə-nē, skĭt-sŏg'-)
n.
Multiple fission in which the nucleus divides first, and then the cell divides into as many parts as there are nuclei. Also called merogony.

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