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sporozoite

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noun spo·ro·zo·ite \-ˈzō-ˌīt\

Definition of sporozoite

  1. :  a usually motile infective form of some sporozoans that is a product of sporogony and initiates an asexual cycle in the new host



Origin of sporozoite

New Latin Sporozoa + International Scientific Vocabulary -ite


First Known Use: 1888


Medical Dictionary

sporozoite

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noun spo·ro·zo·ite \-ˈzō-ˌīt\

Medical Definition of sporozoite

  1. :  a usually motile infective form of some sporozoans (as the malaria parasite) that is a product of sporogony and initiates an asexual cycle in the new host




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