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sporogony

[ spuh-rog-uh-nee ]
/ spəˈrɒg ə ni /
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noun Biology.
(in certain sporozoans) the multiple fission of an encysted zygote or oocyte, resulting in the formation of sporozoites.
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Origin of sporogony

First recorded in 1885–90; sporo- + -gony
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British Dictionary definitions for sporogony

sporogony
/ (spɔːˈrɒɡənɪ, -ˈrɒdʒ-, spɒ-) /

noun
the process in sporozoans by which sporozoites are formed from an encysted zygote by multiple fission
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Scientific definitions for sporogony

sporogony
[ spə-rŏgə-nē ]

Reproduction by multiple fission of a spore or zygote, characteristic of many apicomplexans. Sporogony results in the production of sporozoites.
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