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ookinete

 [o″o-kĭ-nēt´]
the fertilized form of the malarial parasite in a mosquito's body, formed by fertilization of a macrogamete by a microgamete and developing into an oocyst.

o·o·ki·nete

(ō'ō-ki'nēt, -kī'net'),
The motile zygote of the malarial organism that penetrates the mosquito stomach to form an oocyst under the outer gut lining; the contents of the oocyst subsequently divide to produce numerous sporozoites.
Synonym(s): vermicule (2)
[G. ōon, egg, + kinētos, motile]

ookinete

/oo·ki·nete/ (-ki-nēt´) the fertilized form of the malarial parasite in a mosquito's body, formed by fertilization of a macrogamete by a microgamete and developing into an oocyst.

ookinete

[ō′əkinēt′]
Etymology: Gk, oon + kinein, to move
the motile elongated zygote that is formed by the fertilization of the macrogamete during the sexual reproductive phase of the life cycle of a sporozoan, specifically the malarial parasite Plasmodium. It penetrates the lining of the stomach of the female Anopheles mosquito and attaches to the outer wall, where it forms an oocyst and gives rise to sporozoites.

o·o·ki·nete

(ō'ŏ-kī'nēt)
The motile zygote of the malarial organism that penetrates the mosquito stomach to form an oocyst under the outer gut lining; the contents of the oocyst subsequently divide to produce numerous sporozoites.
[G. ōon, egg, + kinētos, motile]

ookinete

The highly motile fertilized form of the malarial parasite that bores through the lining of the mosquito's stomach to form the OOCYST.
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