(in the asexual reproduction of certain sporozoans) a cell developed from a schizont that parasitizes a red blood cell in the host.
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How to use merozoite in a sentence
Once inside a new host-cell, the merozoite grows to a schizont again.
Each ♀ merozoite has a chromatic nucleus (n) without a karyosome.
British Dictionary definitions for merozoite
any of the cells formed by fission of a schizont during the life cycle of sporozoan protozoans, such as the malaria parasite: Compare trophozoite
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