trophozoite


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Sorbitol selectively lyses erythrocytes infected with trophozoites and mature parasites, but not young stages.
13) In laboratory tests, steroids have been shown to aid excystment into trophozoites, rendering them more susceptible to therapy.
In rare cases the trophozoites may invade other areas such as kidney, pancreas, prostate and uterus where lesions will also develop.
In most infected individuals, trophozoites exist as commensals in the large intestine, whereas in some the parasites invade the intestinal mucosa, producing mild to severe colitis (Tracy and Webster, 1996).
Apicomplexa-like trophozoites were embedded in the digestive gland epithelial cells and attached to host cell wall by their conoid end.
Propolis inhibited the growth of trophozoites and the level of inhibition varied according to the extract concentration and incubation times.
Intestinal coinfection with numerous Giardia trophozoites and Vibrio cholerae in hospitalized children with watery diarrhea.
knowlesi by light microscopy that are useful, if present, include early trophozoites with fine ring forms, double chromatin dots, and 2-3 parasites per erythrocyte (resembling P.
The trophozoites were the most abundant cells, with an intracellular and also extracellular location and an elongated shape.
Fresh preparations were examined visually at magnifications of 100X and 400X over approximately 100 fields for parasite cysts, trophozoites and helminthes eggs.
The trophozoites can penetrate and invade the colonic mucosal barrier, leading to tissue destruction, secretory bloody diarrhea, and colitis resembling to inflammatory bowel disease.