merozoite

noun
mer·​o·​zo·​ite | \ ˌmer-ə-ˈzō-ˌīt How to pronounce merozoite (audio) \

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

History and Etymology for merozoite

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

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“Merozoite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/merozoite. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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merozoite

noun
mer·​o·​zo·​ite | \ ˌmer-ə-ˈzō-ˌīt How to pronounce merozoite (audio) \

Medical Definition of merozoite

: a small amoeboid 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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