merozoite definition

  • noun:
    • A protozoan cell that comes from the schizogony of a parent sporozoan and could enter either the asexual or intimate phase regarding the life period.
    • A protozoan cell, generated by a sporozoan by merogony, which could become both a meront or a gamont
    • A form of spore, often elongate or falciform, and somewhat amoeboid, generated by segmentation associated with the schizonts of particular Sporozoa, whilst the malaria parasite.
    • In the life-cycle of a sporozo├Ân, one of the cells to which a dividing spore gives rise. They appear as buds radiating from the parent cell and afterward become free.
    • a cell that arises from the asexual division of a parent sporozoan during its life period

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