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exflagellation

Pronunciation: eks'flaj-e-la'shun

Definition: The extrusion of rapidly waving flagellumlike microgametes from microgametocytes; in the case of human malaria parasites, this occurs in the blood meal taken by the proper anopheline vector within a few minutes after ingestion of the infected blood by the mosquito.

Synonym(s): polymitus

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