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[skiz-ont, skit-sont] /ˈskɪz ɒnt, ˈskɪt sɒnt/
noun, Biology.
(in the asexual reproduction of certain sporozoans) a cell developed from a trophozoite, which undergoes multiple fission to form merozoites.
Origin of schizont
First recorded in 1895-1900; schiz(o) + -ont Unabridged
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a cell formed from a trophozoite during the asexual stage of the life cycle of sporozoan protozoans, such as the malaria parasite
Word Origin
C19: from schizo- + -ont a being, from Greek einai to be
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schizont in Medicine

schizont schiz·ont (skĭz'ŏnt', skĭt'sŏnt')
A sporozoan cell that reproduces by schizogony, producing a varied number of daughter trophozoites or merozoites.

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