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schizogony

Pronunciation: ski-zog'o-ne

Definition: Multiple fission in which the nucleus first divides and then the cell divides into as many parts as there are nuclei; called merogony if daughter cells are merozoites, sporogony if daughter cells are sporozoites, or gametogony if daughter cells are gametes.

Synonym(s): agamocytogeny

[schizo- + G. gone, generation]

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