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[spuh-rog-uh-nee] /spəˈrɒg ə ni/
noun, Biology
(in certain sporozoans) the multiple fission of an encysted zygote or oocyte, resulting in the formation of sporozoites.
Origin of sporogony
1885-90; sporo- + -gony Unabridged
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Examples from the web for sporogony
  • The second development stage, sporogony, produces two spores packed in vesicles.
British Dictionary definitions for sporogony


/spɔːˈrɒɡənɪ; -ˈrɒdʒ-; spɒ-/
the process in sporozoans by which sporozoites are formed from an encysted zygote by multiple fission
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sporogony in Medicine

sporogony spo·rog·o·ny (spə-rŏg'ə-nē, spô-)
Reproduction by asexual division of a spore or zygote, characteristic of many sporozoans. Sporogony results in the production of sporozoites.

spo'ro·gon'ic (spôr'ə-gŏn'ĭk) or spo·rog'o·nous (spə-rŏg'ə-nəs, spô-) adj.
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sporogony in Science
Reproduction by multiple fission of a spore or zygote, characteristic of many apicomplexans. Sporogony results in the production of sporozoites.
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