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

Examples of trophozoite in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One, the trophozoite, looks like a microscopic teardrop. Ned Rozell, Anchorage Daily News, 21 Aug. 2021

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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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28 Aug 2021

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“Trophozoite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/trophozoite. Accessed 16 Sep. 2021.

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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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