: a usually motile infective form of some sporozoans that is a product of sporogony and initiates an asexual cycle in the new host
Examples of sporozoite in a Sentence
Recent Examples on the WebThe bite of an infected mosquito sends immature parasites called sporozoites into the bloodstream.
Lauran Neergaard, Fortune, 17 Jan. 2020 Mosquirix, developed in the 1980s by a team in Belgium at SmithKline-RIT, now part of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), stimulates an immune response against a protein that occurs only on the sporozoites' surface.
Jop De Vrieze, Science | AAAS, 26 Nov. 2019
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