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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: brad′ē-zō′īt


A slowly multiplying encysted form of sporozoan parasite typical of chronic infection with Toxoplasma gondii. It has also been called a merozoite or zoite; the complex of bradyzoites within an enclosing membrane has also been called a pseudocyst, though it is now regarded as a true cyst.

[brady- + G. zōē, life]

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