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sporocyst

[spawr-uh-sist, spohr-] /ˈspɔr əˌsɪst, ˈspoʊr-/
noun, Biology
1.
a walled body resulting from the multiple division of a sporozoan, which produces one or more sporozoites.
2.
a stage in development of trematodes that gives rise, asexually, to cercaria.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; sporo- + -cyst
Related forms
sporocystic
[spawr-uh-sis-tik, spohr-] /ˌspɔr əˈsɪs tɪk, ˌspoʊr-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sporocyst

sporocyst

/ˈspɔːrəʊˌsɪst; ˈspɒ-/
noun
1.
a thick-walled rounded structure produced by sporozoan protozoans, in which sporozoites are formed
2.
the saclike larva of a trematode worm that produces redia larvae by asexual reproduction
3.
any similar structure containing spores
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sporocyst in Medicine

sporocyst spo·ro·cyst (spôr'ə-sĭst')
n.

  1. A larval form in many trematode flatworms that develops in the body of its molluscan intermediate host.

  2. A secondary cyst that develops from a sporoblast and produces within itself one or several sporozoites.

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