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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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Group T2 showing the mild destruction of enterocytes with developing schizonts (arrow) (H & E x 400)
Schizogony inhibition (%) = schizonts in control schizonts with extract x 100/ schizonts in control.
In vitro cultivation of schizonts of Sarcocystis speeri Dubey and Lindsay, 1999.
2]) according to the method of Trager & Jensen (17) for 18-48 h depending on the time taken by the parasite to develop to schizonts as monitored by microscopically observing the parasites in the control wells.
Increased use of zinc by parasites for the development of mature schizonts has been observed that eventually rupture the red blood cells they have infected (53).
The researchers don't know precisely how the chimpanzees' immune systems mustered protection against the subsequent challenge with P falciparum--whether they formed antibodies against malaria schizonts or unleashed specialized immune cells called T cells.
A malaria smear was positive for Plasmodium vivax ring forms and schizonts, with 0.
In addition, these systems do not appear to address the different sizes (2-6 m) of Cryptosporidium during this parasite's life-cycle which has several developmental stages: (i) motile zoite or merozoite, set free from ruptured schizonts; (ii) schizont, containing 8 merozoites when mature; (iii) mature merozoite; (iv) macrogametocyte.
MSP1 is synthesized by intracellular Plasmodium falciparum schizonts as a ~200kDa glycosyl phosphatidyl inositol (GPI)-linked precursor, which is directed to the parasite's surface (a process requiring specific trafficking sequences (8).
Multifocal periportal mixed inflammatory infiltrates expanded liver tissue, and hepatocytes in surrounding hepatic parenchyma often contained round, 15[micro]m-diameter schizonts containing a myriad of 1-[micro]m strongly basophilic merozoites.