multiplicative division

mul·ti·pli·ca·tive di·vi·sion

reproduction by simultaneous division of a mother cell into a number of daughter cells. If the process occurs without fertilization of the mother cell, or encystment, the daughter cells are called merozoites; if they develop within a cyst, and usually after fertilization, they are called sporozoites.

mul·ti·pli·ca·tive di·vi·sion

(mŭl'ti-pli'kā-tiv di-vizh'ŭn)
Reproduction by simultaneous division of a mother cell into a number of daughter cells. If the process occurs without fertilization of the mother cell, or encystment, the daughter cells are called merozoites; if they develop within a cyst, and usually after fertilization, they are called sporozoites.