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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about trophozoite

Statistics for trophozoite

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for trophozoite

The first known use of trophozoite was in 1903

See more words from the same year

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for trophozoite

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

Comments on trophozoite

What made you want to look up trophozoite? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Finance Words Quiz

  • a-piggy-bank
  • The etymology of mortgage is related most closely to which two words?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!