Asexual reproduction in which more than two offspring are formed within the parent organism and in which two or possibly more nuclear divisions occur before merozoite formation begins; a form of internal budding observed in Toxoplasma gondii. Compare: endodyogeny.
[endo- + G. polys, many, + genesis, creation]
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Simultaneous development of merozoites above a giant nucleus of the schizont, the typical endopolygeny for a Sarcocystis parasite, was noted.