schizogony

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noun schi·zog·o·ny \ski-ˈzä-gə-nē, skit-ˈsä-\

Definition of schizogony

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

schizogonic

play \ˌski-zə-ˈgä-nik, ˌskit-sə-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of schizogony

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


First Known Use: 1887


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schizogony

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noun schi·zog·o·ny \ski-ˈzäg-ə-nē, skit-ˈsäg-\

Medical Definition of schizogony

plural

schizogonies

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


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