[spawr-uh-sist, spohr-]
noun Biology.
a walled body resulting from the multiple division of a sporozoan, which produces one or more sporozoites.
a stage in development of trematodes that gives rise, asexually, to cercaria.

1860–65; sporo- + -cyst

sporocystic [spawr-uh-sis-tik, spohr-] , adjective
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sporocyst (ˈspɔːrəʊˌsɪst, ˈspɒ-)
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 spo·ro·cyst (spôr'ə-sĭst')

  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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