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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

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

schi·zog′o·nous adj.

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.