[ ski-zog-uh-nee, skit-sog- ]
/ skɪˈzɒg ə ni, skɪtˈsɒg- /

noun Biology.

(in the asexual reproduction of certain sporozoans) the multiple fission of a trophozoite or schizont into merozoites.

Origin of schizogony

First recorded in 1885–90; schizo- + -gony Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for schizogony


/ (skɪtˈsɒɡənɪ) /


asexual reproduction in protozoans that is characterized by multiple fission
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Medicine definitions for schizogony


[ skĭ-zŏgə-nē, skĭt-sŏg- ]


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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