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sporozoite

[spawr-uh-zoh-ahyt, spohr-]
noun
  1. one of the minute, active bodies into which the spore of certain Sporozoa divides, each developing into an adult individual.
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Origin of sporozoite

First recorded in 1885–90; Sporozo(a) + -ite1
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Examples from the Web for sporozoite

Historical Examples of sporozoite

  • The sporoplasm, representing the sporozoite, is always single.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 3

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British Dictionary definitions for sporozoite

sporozoite

noun
  1. any of numerous small mobile usually infective individuals produced in sporozoans by sporogony
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sporozoite in Medicine

sporozoite

(spôr′ə-zōīt′)
n.
  1. Any of the minute undeveloped sporozoans produced by multiple fission of a zygote or spore, especially at the stage just before it infects a new host cell.
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sporozoite in Science

sporozoite

[spôr′ə-zōīt′]
  1. Any of the minute, undeveloped apicomplexans produced by multiple fission of a zygote or spore, especially at the stage just before infection of a new host cell.
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