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

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

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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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