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Pronunciation: fan'er-o-zo'it

Definition: An exoerythrocytic tissue stage of malaria infection other than the primary exoerythrocytic stages (cryptozoite and metacryptozoite generations); consists chiefly of reinfection of the liver by merozoites produced by a blood infection (not found in falciparum malaria).

[phanero- + G. zoon, animal]

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