schizont

noun
schiz·​ont | \ ˈski-ˌzänt How to pronounce schizont (audio) , ˈskit-ˌsänt \

Definition of schizont

: a multinucleate sporozoan that reproduces by schizogony

First Known Use of schizont

1900, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for schizont

borrowed from German Schizont, from Greek schízein "to split, part, separate" + German -ont -ont — more at shed entry 1

Note: The term was introduced by the German zoologist Fritz Schaudinn (1871-1906) in "Untersuchungen über den Generationswechsel bei Coccidien," Zoologische Jahrbücher. Abtheilung für Anatomie und Ontogenie der Thiere, 13. Band (1900), p. 213.

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“Schizont.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/schizont. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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schizont

noun
schiz·​ont | \ ˈskiz-ˌänt How to pronounce schizont (audio) , ˈskit-ˌsänt How to pronounce schizont (audio) \

Medical Definition of schizont

: a multinucleate sporozoan (as a malaria parasite) that reproduces by schizogony

called also agamont, segmenter

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