Definition of oocyst
: zygote; specifically : a sporozoan zygote undergoing sporogenous development
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The water bureau detected 12 oocysts of the parasite in 2,200 liters of water from January 1 to March 8, according to the state's letter.
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Origin and Etymology of oocyst
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1875See Words from the same year
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