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

Origin and Etymology of merozoite

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


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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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