sporozoite

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

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

Nearby words

  1. sporopollenin,
  2. sporothrix,
  3. sporotrichosis,
  4. sporozoa,
  5. sporozoan,
  6. sporran,
  7. sport,
  8. sport fish,
  9. sport shirt,
  10. sport utility vehicle

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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