[ ō′ə-kə-nēt′, -kī′nēt′ ]
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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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How to use ookinete in a sentence
The resultant, mobile organism is known as the migratory ookinete.Handbook of Medical Entomology|William Albert Riley
The zygote or sporont is at first capable of movement and known as an ookinete.