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[ski-zog-uh-nee, skit-sog-]
noun Biology.
  1. (in the asexual reproduction of certain sporozoans) the multiple fission of a trophozoite or schizont into merozoites.
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Origin of schizogony

First recorded in 1885–90; schizo- + -gony
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British Dictionary definitions for schizogony


  1. asexual reproduction in protozoans that is characterized by multiple fission
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schizogony in Medicine


(skĭ-zŏgə-nē, skĭt-sŏg-)
  1. Multiple fission in which the nucleus divides first, and then the cell divides into as many parts as there are nuclei.merogony
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