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Pronunciation: skiz'o-zo'it

Definition: A merozoite before schizogony, as in the exoerythrocytic phase of the development of the Plasmodium agent after sporozoite invasion of the hepatocyte and before multiple division.

[schizo- + G. zoon, animal]

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