sporogony

noun

spo·​rog·​o·​ny spə-ˈrä-gə-nē How to pronounce sporogony (audio)
spȯ-
: 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
sporogonic adjective

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary

First Known Use

1888, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sporogony was in 1888

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“Sporogony.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sporogony. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

sporogony

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