a protozoan in the metabolically active growth stage.
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The trophozoite is now large and full-grown, and has become rounded and ready for schizogony.
The trophozoite produces numerous pansporoblasts, each of which gives rise to many spores.
When fully grown, the trophozoite (now a schizont) undergoes schizogony.
British Dictionary definitions for trophozoite
the form of a sporozoan protozoan in the feeding stage. In the malaria parasite this stage occurs in the human red blood cellCompare merozoite
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The asexual form of certain sporozoans, such as the schizont of the plasmodia of malaria and related parasites.
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