schizogony

noun
schi·​zog·​o·​ny | \ ski-ˈzä-gə-nē How to pronounce schizogony (audio) , skit-ˈsä- \

Definition of schizogony

: asexual reproduction by multiple segmentation characteristic of sporozoans (such as the malaria parasite)

Other Words from schizogony

schizogonic \ ˌski-​zə-​ˈgä-​nik How to pronounce schizogonic (audio) , ˌskit-​sə-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of schizogony

1887, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for schizogony

New Latin schizogonia, from schiz- + Latin -gonia -gony

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The first known use of schizogony was in 1887

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“Schizogony.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/schizogony. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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schizogony

noun
schi·​zog·​o·​ny | \ ski-ˈzäg-ə-nē How to pronounce schizogony (audio) , skit-ˈsäg- How to pronounce schizogony (audio) \
plural schizogonies

Medical Definition of schizogony

: asexual reproduction by multiple segmentation characteristic of sporozoans (as the malaria parasite)

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