a protozoan in the metabolically active growth stage.
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How to use trophozoite in a sentence
More than two spores, generally very many, are produced typically by each individual trophozoite.
The trophozoite produces numerous pansporoblasts, each of which gives rise to many spores.
When fully grown, the trophozoite (now a schizont) undergoes schizogony.
The trophozoite is now large and full-grown, and has become rounded and ready for 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 cell: Compare merozoite
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