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sporogony

Pronunciation: spo-rog'o-ne

Definition: The formation of sporozoites in sporozoan protozoa, a process of asexual division within the sporoblast, which becomes the sporocyst within an oocyst; follows fusion of gametes (gametogony) and zygote (sporont) formation.

Synonym(s): sporogenesis, sporogeny

[sporo- + G. goneia, generation]

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