merozoite

noun
mer·​o·​zo·​ite | \ˌmer-ə-ˈzō-ˌīt \

Definition of merozoite 

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

First Known Use of merozoite

1900, in the meaning defined above

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merozoite

noun
mero·​zo·​ite | \ˌmer-ə-ˈzō-ˌīt \

Medical Definition of merozoite 

: 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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