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trophozoite

 [trof″o-zo´īt]
the active, motile feeding stage of a sporozoan parasite.

troph·o·zo·ite

(trof'ō-zō'īt),
The ameboid, vegetative, asexual form of certain Sporozoea, such as the schizont of the plasmodia of malaria and related parasites.
[tropho- + G. zōon, animal]

trophozoite

/tropho·zo·ite/ (-zo´īt) the active, motile feeding stage of a sporozoan parasite.

trophozoite

(trō′fə-zō′īt′)
n.
An elongated cell that develops from a sporozoite or a merozoite of an apicomplexan parasite and that feeds and grows within the host.

trophozoite

[trof′əzō′īt]
Etymology: Gk, trophe + zoon, animal
an immature ameboid protozoon. Diseases in which trophozoites may be isolated by bacteriological studies include amebic dysentery, malaria, and trichomonas vaginitis. When fully developed, a trophozoite may be identified as a schizont.

troph·o·zo·ite

(trō'fō-zō'īt)
The ameboid, vegetative, asexual form of certain Sporozoea, such as the schizont of the plasmodia of malaria and related parasites.
[tropho- + G. zōon, animal]

trophozoite

The active growing stage of a protozoan parasite, as distinct from the dormant encysted stage. In the malarial parasite, the asexual, vegetative stage before the development of the mature schizont.

trophozoite

the form of a protozoan of the class Sporozoa in the feeding stage, containing SPOROZOITES. In the MALARIA PARASITE this stage occurs in the human red blood cell.

Trophozoite

The active feeding stage of a protozoal parasite, as distinct from its encysted stage.
Mentioned in: Dysentery

trophozoite

the active, motile stage of a protozoan parasite, and the motile stage of flagellate protozoa, e.g. Giardia spp.
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Light microscopic examination can often identify characteristic trophozoites and cysts through direct, concentrated, and/or permanently stained smears.
foetus presents only a trophozoite stage although a pseudocyst stage was described for the bovine isolate [5, 6].
While trophozoites are sensitive to many chemotherapeutic agents, cysts are mostly resistant.
Wet mounts were examined for presence of pus cells, RBC, and parasitic ova/cysts or trophozoites.
Laboratory examination of the fecal samples revealed a plenty of trophozoites around 50u m long and 35u m broad, identified as B.
The second patient's peripheral smear documented falciparum trophozoites was started on IV quinine.
The two preparations were examined under a light microscope with 10X objective lens to demonstrate the presence of parasite eggs, larvae, protozoan trophozoites or cysts, and then with the 40X objective lens to confirm parasite details.
histolytica is thus at least partly due to a delay in sample processing, short analysis time, analyses performed by technicians without adequate theoretical and practical training and a lack of complementary methods that help to improve the visualization of hematophagous trophozoites (21).
2) Extrapulmonary pneumocystosis is diagnosed by the demonstration of P jiroveci cysts or trophozoites in affected tissues.
vivax appear in the peripheral blood almost at the same time as the trophozoites, whereas in P.