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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: mĕ-rog′ō-nē


  1. The incomplete development of an ovum that has been disorganized.
  2. A form of asexual schizogony, typical of sporozoan protozoa, in which the nucleus divides several times before the cytoplasm divides; the schizont divides to form merozoites in this asexual phase of the life cycle.

[mero- + G. gonē, generation]