sporocyst


spo·ro·cyst

noun \-ˌsist\

Definition of SPOROCYST

1
:  a case or cyst secreted by some sporozoans preliminary to sporogony; also :  a sporozoan encysted in such a case
2
:  a saccular body that is the first asexual reproductive form of a digenetic trematode, develops from a miracidium, and buds off cells from its inner surface which develop into rediae

Origin of SPOROCYST

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1861

spo·ro·cyst

noun \-ˌsist\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SPOROCYST

1
: a case or cyst secreted by some sporozoans preliminary to sporogony; also : a sporozoan encysted in such a case
2
: a saccular body that is the first asexual reproductive form of a digenetic trematode, develops from a miracidium, and buds off cells from its inner surface which develop into rediae

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