[spawr-ont, spohr-]
noun Biology.
  1. (in the sexual reproduction of certain sporozoans) an encysted spore developed from a zygote, which undergoes sporogony to form sporozoites.

Origin of sporont

First recorded in 1880–85; spor- + -ont
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sporont in Medicine


  1. An organism or a cell produced by sporogony.
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