schizont


schiz·ont

noun \ˈski-ˌzänt, ˈskit-ˌsänt\

Definition of SCHIZONT

:  a multinucleate sporozoan that reproduces by schizogony

Origin of SCHIZONT

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1900

schiz·ont

noun \ˈskiz-ˌänt, ˈskit-ˌsänt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SCHIZONT

: a multinucleate sporozoan (as a malaria parasite) that reproduces by schizogony—called also agamont, segmenter

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