sporogony

[spuh-rog-uh-nee]
noun Biology.
(in certain sporozoans) the multiple fission of an encysted zygote or oocyte, resulting in the formation of sporozoites.

Origin:
1885–90; sporo- + -gony

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sporogony (spɔːˈrɒɡənɪ, -ˈrɒdʒ-, spɒ-)
 
n
the process in sporozoans by which sporozoites are formed from an encysted zygote by multiple fission

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sporogony spo·rog·o·ny (spə-rŏg'ə-nē, spô-)
n.
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   (spə-rŏg'ə-nē)  Pronunciation Key 
Reproduction by multiple fission of a spore or zygote, characteristic of many apicomplexans. Sporogony results in the production of sporozoites.
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The second development stage, sporogony, produces two spores packed in vesicles.
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