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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.
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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]
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schizont

(skĭz′ŏnt′, skĭt′sŏnt′)
n.
An apicomplexan cell formed by schizogony.
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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]
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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.
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Ultrastructurally, numerous early and mature schizonts, measuring 1.5 to 3 pm in size, were present within the hepatocytes.
By killing a single blood schizont, we are likely to avoid the production of sixteen merozoites at maturity.
Good, "Antigens released at schizont burst stimulate Plasmodium falciparum-specific [CD4.sup.+] T cells from non-exposed donors: Potential for cross-reactive memory T cells to cause disease," International Immunology, vol.
bracteosa (ELEAB) was evaluated fn vitrot assessing the inhibition of schizont maturation.
1 include a late asexual form (schizont, dotted arrow) and an early gametocyte (black arrow), mature forms not usually seen in the peripheral blood.
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The in vitro assays measure the inhibition of growth or schizont maturation to assess the intrinsic sensitivity of P.
The asexual, diploid schizont stage typically has one or more umbilical plugs, while the sexual, haploid gamont stage lacks an umbilical plug.