trophozoite

noun
tro·​pho·​zo·​ite | \ ˌtrō-fə-ˈzō-ˌīt How to pronounce trophozoite (audio) \

Definition of trophozoite

: a protozoan of a vegetative form as distinguished from one of a reproductive or resting form

First Known Use of trophozoite

1903, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for trophozoite

troph- + zo- + -ite entry 1

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The first known use of trophozoite was in 1903

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trophozoite

noun
tro·​pho·​zo·​ite | \ ˌtrō-fə-ˈzō-ˌīt How to pronounce trophozoite (audio) \

Medical Definition of trophozoite

: a protozoan of a vegetative form as distinguished from one of a reproductive or resting form

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