[ 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

/ (spɔːˈrɒɡənɪ, -ˈrɒdʒ-, spɒ-) /


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

[ spə-rŏgə-nē, spô- ]


Reproduction by asexual division of a spore or zygote, characteristic of many sporozoans. Sporogony results in the production of sporozoites.

Other words from sporogony

spo′ro•gonic (spôr′ə-gŏnĭk) null adj.
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Scientific definitions for 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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