- (in the asexual reproduction of certain sporozoans) a cell developed from a trophozoite, which undergoes multiple fission to form merozoites.
Origin of schizont
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When fully grown, the trophozoite (now a schizont) undergoes schizogony.
Once inside a new host-cell, the merozoite grows to a schizont again.
- a cell formed from a trophozoite during the asexual stage of the life cycle of sporozoan protozoans, such as the malaria parasite
Word Origin for schizont
C19: from schizo- + -ont a being, from Greek einai to be
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- A sporozoan cell that reproduces by schizogony, producing a varied number of daughter trophozoites or merozoites.
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