merozoite

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noun mer·o·zo·ite \ˌmer-ə-ˈzō-ˌīt\

Definition of merozoite

  1. :  a sporozoan trophozoite produced by schizogony that is capable of initiating a new sexual or asexual cycle of development

Origin and Etymology of merozoite

International Scientific Vocabulary, from mero- + zo- + -ite


First Known Use: 1900


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merozoite

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noun mero·zo·ite \ˌmer-ə-ˈzō-ˌīt\

Medical Definition of merozoite

  1. :  a small ameboid sporozoan trophozoite (as of a malaria parasite) produced by schizogony that is capable of initiating a new sexual or asexual cycle of development


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