schizont

schizont

[skiz-ont, skit-sont]
noun Biology.
(in the asexual reproduction of certain sporozoans) a cell developed from a trophozoite, which undergoes multiple fission to form merozoites.

Origin:
1895–1900; schiz- + -ont being; see onto-

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schizont (ˈskɪtsɒnt)
 
n
a cell formed from a trophozoite during the asexual stage of the life cycle of sporozoan protozoans, such as the malaria parasite
 
[C19: from schizo- + -ont a being, from Greek einai to be]

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schizont schiz·ont (skĭz'ŏnt', skĭt'sŏnt')
n.
A sporozoan cell that reproduces by schizogony, producing a varied number of daughter trophozoites or merozoites.

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