- the protoplasm within a spore that is injected into a host cell by various parasitic organisms.
Examples from the Web for sporoplasm
Historical Examples of sporoplasm
The sporoplasm, representing the sporozoite, is always single.
Hence it is possible that the Myxosporidian sporoplasm really consists of two, incompletely-divided (sister) germs.
Spores with two polar-capsules, and without an iodinophilous vacuole in the sporoplasm.
The sporoplasm may be either a plasmodial mass, with numerous nuclei, or may form a certain number of uninuclear sporozoites.
Spores having the form of an anchor with six arms; sporoplasm plasmodial, situate near the anterior pole of the spore.