sporozoite

[ spawr-uh-zoh-ahyt, spohr- ]
/ ˌspɔr əˈzoʊ aɪt, ˌspoʊr- /

noun

one of the minute, active bodies into which the spore of certain Sporozoa divides, each developing into an adult individual.

Origin of sporozoite

First recorded in 1885–90; Sporozo(a) + -ite1
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British Dictionary definitions for sporozoite

sporozoite

/ (ˌspɔːrəˈzəʊaɪt, ˌspɒ-) /

noun

any of numerous small mobile usually infective individuals produced in sporozoans by sporogony
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Medicine definitions for sporozoite

sporozoite

[ spôr′ə-zōīt′ ]

n.

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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Science definitions for sporozoite

sporozoite

[ spôr′ə-zōīt′ ]

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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