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schizont

 [skiz´ont]
the stage in the development of the malarial parasite following the trophozoite whose nucleus divides into many smaller nuclei.

schiz·ont

(skiz'ont),
A sporozoan trophozoite (vegetative form) that reproduces by schizogony, producing a varied number of daughter trophozoites or merozoites.
See also: meront, segmenter.
Synonym(s): agamont, segmenting body
[schizo- + G. ōn (ont-), a being]

schizont

/schiz·ont/ (skiz´ont) the multinucleate stage in the development of some members of the Sarcodina and some sporozoans during schizogony.

schizont

(skĭz′ŏnt′, skĭt′sŏnt′)
n.
An apicomplexan cell formed by schizogony.

schizont

[skitsənt]
Etymology: Gk, schizein + genein, to produce
1 reproduction by multiple fission.
2 the multinucleated cell stage during the asexual reproductive phase in the life cycle of a sporozoon, such as the malarial parasite Plasmodium. Also called agamont. Compare sporont. See also schizogony. schizogonic, schizogonous, adj.

schiz·ont

(skiz'ont)
A sporozoan trophozoite (vegetative form) that reproduces by schizogony, producing a varied number of daughter trophozoites or merozoites.
[schizo- + G. ōn (ont-), a being]

schizont

A stage in the life-cycle of a sporozoan parasite, especially a malarial parasite. A schizont reproduces by SCHIZOGONY producing multiple trophozoites or merozoites.

schizont

the asexual reproductive stage in the development of the Eimeria spp. and in many other coccidians, e.g. Toxoplasma spp. in the cat, Cystoisospora, Hammondia, Frenkelia and Isospora spp., following the trophozoite whose nucleus divides into many smaller nuclei.
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Fourteen of the 20 isolates (70%) were successfully cultivated to mature schizonts within 48 h.
Key words Malaria; Plasmodium malariae; polymerase chain reaction; schizonts
malariae (Figure, panel C), and mature schizonts with a higher average merozoite count (16/erythrocyte) than in P.
Therefore, at any time after day 4 of infection, immature and mature schizonts can be simultaneously seen.
1,23,24) Microscopic findings can include schizonts within the endothelium of pulmonary capillaries and pneumonia.
Presence of falciparum schizonts and/or malaria pigment in 5% or more of neutrophils on a blood film are considered to be poor prognostic signs (12,77,78).
Peripheral blood showed normal leukocyte counts, schizonts and ring forms of P.
Examination of Giemsa-stained thin blood films showed 10% young trophozoites, 45% growing trophozoites, 40% schizonts, and 5% gametocytes (n = 300).
The protection engendered by the attenuated schizont vaccine has been evaluated by laboratory challenge with live infected ticks or with ground up tick sporozoites (GUTS) inoculated through syringe passage.
falciparum is explained by the ability of its mature trophozoite and schizont forms to sequester in the deep venous microvasculature, whereas sequestration is not a feature of P.
Trophozoite and schizont stages of the parasite display this ability to sequester in the placenta.