schizogony


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schizogony

 [skĭ-zog´ah-ne]
the asexual reproduction of a sporozoite by multiple fission within the body of the host, giving rise to merozoites, as in malaria. adj., adj schizogon´ic.

schi·zog·o·ny

(ski-zog'ŏ-nē),
Multiple fission in which the nucleus first divides and then the cell divides into as many parts as there are nuclei; called merogony if daughter cells are merozoites, sporogony if daughter cells are sporozoites, or gametogony if daughter cells are gametes.
Synonym(s): agamocytogeny
[schizo- + G. gonē, generation]

schizogony

/schi·zog·o·ny/ (skĭ-zog´ah-ne) the asexual reproduction of a sporozoan parasite (sporozoite) by multiple fission of the nucleus of the parasite followed by segmentation of the cytoplasm, giving rise to merozoites.schizogon´ic

schizogony

(skĭ-zŏg′ə-nē, skĭt-sŏg′-)
n.
Reproduction by multiple asexual fission, characteristic of many apicomplexans.

schi·zog′o·nous adj.

schizogony

a form of asexual reproduction characteristic of certain protozoa, including sporozoa, in which daughter cells are produced by multiple fission of the nucleus of the parasite (schizont) followed by segmentation of the cytoplasm to form separate masses around each smaller nucleus.

schi·zog·o·ny

(skiz-og'ŏ-nē)
Multiple fission in which the nucleus first divides and then the cell divides into as many parts as there are nuclei; called merogony if daughter cells are merozoites, sporogony if daughter cells are sporozoites, or gametogony if daughter cells are gametes.
[schizo- + G. gonē, generation]

schizogony

Multiple fission of a unicellular organism so that many daughter organisms are formed. This occurs in the life cycle of malarial parasites.

schizogony

an asexual reproductive stage of an apicomplexan parasite (sporozoite stage) by multiple fission within the body of the host, giving rise to merozoites.
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