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sporont

[ spawr-ont, spohr- ]
/ ˈspɔr ɒnt, ˈspoʊr- /
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noun Biology.

(in the sexual reproduction of certain sporozoans) an encysted spore developed from a zygote, which undergoes sporogony to form sporozoites.

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Origin of sporont

First recorded in 1880–85; spor- + -ont
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Medical definitions for sporont

sporont
[ spôrŏnt ]

n.

An organism or a cell produced by sporogony.
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