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Medical Term:

ookinete

Pronunciation: ō′ō-ki′nēt, -kī′net′

Definition: The motile zygote of the malarial organism that penetrates the mosquito stomach to form an oocyst under the outer gut lining; the contents of the oocyst subsequently divide to produce numerous sporozoites.

Synonym(s): vermicule2

[G. ōon, egg, + kinētos, motile]

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