sporozoite

noun
spo·​ro·​zo·​ite | \ˌspȯr-ə-ˈzō-ˌīt \

Definition of sporozoite 

: a usually motile infective form of some sporozoans that is a product of sporogony and initiates an asexual cycle in the new host

First Known Use of sporozoite

1888, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sporozoite

New Latin Sporozoa + International Scientific Vocabulary -ite

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sporotrichosis

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sporozoan

sporozoite

sporozoon

sporran

sport

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sporozoite

noun
spo·​ro·​zo·​ite | \-ˈzō-ˌīt \

Medical Definition of sporozoite 

: a usually motile infective form of some sporozoans (as the malaria parasite) that is a product of sporogony and initiates an asexual cycle in the new host

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