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trophozoite

[trof-uh-zoh-ahyt, troh-fuh-] /ˌtrɒf əˈzoʊ aɪt, ˌtroʊ fə-/
noun, Zoology
1.
a protozoan in the metabolically active growth stage.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; tropho- + -zo(on) + -ite1
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Examples from the web for trophozoite
  • Giardia can be found in two life cycle stages, a cyst and a trophozoite.
  • trophozoites can turn into temporary non-feeding flagellated forms which usually revert back to the trophozoite stage.
British Dictionary definitions for trophozoite

trophozoite

/ˌtrɒfəˈzəʊaɪt/
noun
1.
the form of a sporozoan protozoan in the feeding stage. In the malaria parasite this stage occurs in the human red blood cell Compare merozoite
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trophozoite in Medicine

trophozoite tro·pho·zo·ite (trō'fə-zō'īt')
n.
The asexual form of certain sporozoans, such as the schizont of the plasmodia of malaria and related parasites.

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