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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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However, the cockatoo had only small schizonts in the renal tissue, and no megaloschizonts were found.
(1) The term K[[beta].sub.r][[lambda].sub.r]/([[beta].sub.r][[lambda].sub.r] + [[delta].sub.m][[mu].sub.3]) represents the expected number of infectious merozoite parasites resulting from bursting blood schizonts at the blood stage of malaria infection.
Group T2 showing the mild destruction of enterocytes with developing schizonts (arrow) (H & E x 400)
Heme is released into the circulation when cell-free hemoglobin, from ruptured schizonts, is oxidized by reactive oxygen species (ROS) or other free radicals present in the plasma.
Horii, "Antibodies reactive with theN-terminal domain of Plasmodium falciparum serine repeat antigen inhibit cell proliferation by agglutinating merozoites and schizonts," Infection and Immunity, vol.
falciparum were seen such as trophozoites (immature and mature), schizonts, and gametocyte.
INSIDE LIVER CELLS Sporozoites change into a form called schizonts, which grow and divide into thousands of merozoites.
In 75% of these cases the parasites were in later stages showing many schizonts, while one-quarter showed earlier stages of rings and trophozoites (4) (Figures 6 and 7).
Rectal temperatures of all the cattle were within the normal ranges and neither schizonts nor piroplasms were found in any of the animals.
On the basis of Giemsa stained blood smears, 16.5% sheep were found positive of which 65.1% were clinically symptomatic and showed schizonts of thielerial parasite in their lymphocytes.
The Wadsworth Center confirmed the presence of atypical rings and schizonts of a Plasmodium species (Figure 1), but conventional PCR targeting the small subunit (SSU) of rRNA did not yield a product consistent with any of the four species of Plasmodium known to infect humans.