schizogony

noun

schi·​zog·​o·​ny ski-ˈzä-gə-nē How to pronounce schizogony (audio)
skit-ˈsä-
: asexual reproduction by multiple segmentation characteristic of sporozoans (such as the malaria parasite)
schizogonic
ˌski-zə-ˈgä-nik How to pronounce schizogony (audio)
ˌskit-sə-
adjective

Word History

Etymology

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.

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of schizogony was in 1887

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Cite this Entry

“Schizogony.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/schizogony. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

schizogony

noun
schi·​zog·​o·​ny ski-ˈzäg-ə-nē How to pronounce schizogony (audio) skit-ˈsäg- How to pronounce schizogony (audio)
plural schizogonies
: asexual reproduction by multiple segmentation characteristic of sporozoans (as the malaria parasite)

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