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Medical Term:

tachyzoite

Pronunciation: tak'i-zo'it

Definition: A rapidly multiplying stage in the development of the tissue phase of certain coccidial infections, as in Toxoplasma gondii development in acute infections of toxoplasmosis.

[tachy- + G. zoon, animal]

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