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trophozoite

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noun tro·pho·zo·ite \ˌtrō-fə-ˈzō-ˌīt\

Definition of trophozoite

  1. :  a protozoan of a vegetative form as distinguished from one of a reproductive or resting form



Origin of trophozoite

troph- + zo- + 1-ite


First Known Use: circa 1909


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trophozoite

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noun tro·pho·zo·ite \ˌtrō-fə-ˈzō-ˌīt\

Medical Definition of trophozoite

  1. :  a protozoan of a vegetative form as distinguished from one of a reproductive or resting form




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