sporogony

noun
spo·​rog·​o·​ny | \ spə-ˈrä-gə-nē How to pronounce sporogony (audio) , spȯ- \

Definition of sporogony

: reproduction by spores specifically : formation of spores typically containing sporozoites that is characteristic of some sporozoans and that results from the encystment and subsequent division of a zygote

Other Words from sporogony

sporogonic \ ˌspȯr-​ə-​ˈgä-​nik How to pronounce sporogony (audio) \ adjective

First Known Use of sporogony

1888, in the meaning defined above

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“Sporogony.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sporogony. Accessed 17 Jun. 2021.

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sporogony

noun
spo·​rog·​o·​ny | \ spə-ˈräg-ə-nē, spȯ- How to pronounce sporogony (audio) \
plural sporogonies

Medical Definition of sporogony

: reproduction by spores specifically : formation of spores containing sporozoites that is characteristic of some sporozoans and that results from the encystment and subsequent division of a zygote

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