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sporogony

[spuh-rog-uh-nee]
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noun Biology.
  1. (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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sporogony

noun
  1. the process in sporozoans by which sporozoites are formed from an encysted zygote by multiple fission
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sporogony in Medicine

sporogony

(spə-rŏgə-nē, spô-)
n.
  1. Reproduction by asexual division of a spore or zygote, characteristic of many sporozoans. Sporogony results in the production of sporozoites.
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Related formsspo′ro•gonic (spôr′ə-gŏnĭk) null adj.
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sporogony in Science

sporogony

[spə-rŏgə-nē]
  1. Reproduction by multiple fission of a spore or zygote, characteristic of many apicomplexans. Sporogony results in the production of sporozoites.
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