merozoite


mer·o·zo·ite

noun \ˌmer-ə-ˈzō-ˌīt\

Definition of MEROZOITE

:  a sporozoan trophozoite produced by schizogony that is capable of initiating a new sexual or asexual cycle of development

Origin of MEROZOITE

International Scientific Vocabulary, from mero- + zo- + -ite
First Known Use: 1900

mero·zo·ite

noun \ˌmer-ə-ˈzō-ˌīt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MEROZOITE

: a small ameboid sporozoan trophozoite (as of a malaria parasite) produced by schizogony that is capable of initiating a new sexual or asexual cycle of development

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