merogony


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merogony

 [mĕ-rog´o-ne]
the development of only a portion of an ovum. adj., adj merogon´ic.

me·rog·o·ny

(mĕ-rog'ō-nē),
1. The incomplete development of an ovum that has been disorganized.
2. A form of asexual schizogony, typical of sporozoan protozoa, in which the nucleus divides several times before the cytoplasm divides; the schizont divides to form merozoites in this asexual phase of the life cycle.
[mero- + G. gonē, generation]

me·rog·o·ny

(mĕ-rog'ŏ-nē)
1. The incomplete development of an oocyte that has been disorganized.
2. A form of asexual schizogony, typical of sporozoan protozoa, in which the nucleus divides several times before the cytoplasm divides; the schizont divides to form merozoites in this asexual phase of the life cycle.
[mero- + G. gonē, generation]

merogony

the development of only a portion of an ovum.