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endopolygeny

Pronunciation: en'do-po-lij'e-ne

Definition: Asexual reproduction in which more than two offspring are formed within the parent organism and in which two or possibly more nuclear divisions occur before merozoite formation begins; a form of internal budding observed in Toxoplasma gondii.

[endo- + G. polys, many, + genesis, creation]

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