[ trof-uh-zoh-ahyt, troh-fuh- ]
/ ˌtrɒf əˈzoʊ aɪt, ˌtroʊ fə- /

noun Zoology.

a protozoan in the metabolically active growth stage.

Origin of trophozoite

First recorded in 1905–10; tropho- + -zo(on) + -ite1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for trophozoite

/ (ˌtrɒfəˈzəʊaɪt) /


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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Medical definitions for trophozoite

[ trō′fə-zōīt′ ]


The asexual form of certain sporozoans, such as the schizont of the plasmodia of malaria and related parasites.
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