sporozoite


spo·ro·zo·ite

noun \-ˈzō-ˌīt\

Definition of SPOROZOITE

:  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

spo·ro·zo·ite

noun \-ˈzō-ˌīt\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SPOROZOITE

: 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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