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ookinete in Medicine

ookinete

(ō′ə-kə-nēt, -kīnēt′)
n.
  1. The motile zygote of the malarial organism that penetrates the mosquito stomach to form an oocyst under the outer gut lining.
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Historical Examples

  • The zygote or sporont is at first capable of movement and known as an ookinete.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 7

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