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schizont

Pronunciation: skiz'ont

Definition: A sporozoan trophozoite (vegetative form) that reproduces by schizogony, producing a varied number of daughter trophozoites or merozoites.

Synonym(s): agamont, segmenting body

[schizo- + G. on (ont-), a being]

See Also: meront, segmenter

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