- one of the minute, active bodies into which the spore of certain Sporozoa divides, each developing into an adult individual.
Origin of sporozoite
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The sporoplasm, representing the sporozoite, is always single.
- any of numerous small mobile usually infective individuals produced in sporozoans by sporogony
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- Any of the minute undeveloped sporozoans produced by multiple fission of a zygote or spore, especially at the stage just before it infects a new host cell.
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- Any of the minute, undeveloped apicomplexans produced by multiple fission of a zygote or spore, especially at the stage just before infection of a new host cell.
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