[trof-uh-zoh-ahyt, troh-fuh-]
noun Zoology.
a protozoan in the metabolically active growth stage.

1905–10; tropho- + -zo(on) + -ite1 Unabridged
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trophozoite (ˌtrɒfəˈzəʊaɪt)
Compare merozoite the form of a sporozoan protozoan in the feeding stage. In the malaria parasite this stage occurs in the human red blood cell

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

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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.
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