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schizont

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noun schiz·ont \ˈski-ˌzänt, ˈskit-ˌsänt\

Definition of schizont

  1. :  a multinucleate sporozoan that reproduces by schizogony



Origin of schizont

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1900


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schizont

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noun schiz·ont \ˈskiz-ˌänt, ˈskit-ˌsänt\

Medical Definition of schizont

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




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