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 schizogony (audio) , ˌskit-​sə-​ \ adjective

First Known Use of schizogony

1887, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for schizogony

borrowed from New Latin schizogonia, from schizo- schizo- + -gonia -gony

Note: The term was introduced in German by Ernst haeckel in Allgemeine Entwicklungsgeschichte der Organismen (Berlin, 1866), p. 37.

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“Schizogony.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/schizogony. Accessed 27 Jul. 2021.

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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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