Schizont
Schizont Schi"zont (sk[imac]"z[o^]nt or sk[imac]z"[o^]nt), n. [Gr. ?, ?, p.pr., cleaving.] (Zo["o]l.) In certain Sporozoa, a cell formed by the growth of a sporozoite or merozoite (in a cell or corpuscle of the host) which segment by superficial cleavage, without encystment or conjugation, into merozoites. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • schizont — [skiz′änt΄, skit′sänt΄] n. [< SCHIZO + Gr ōn, gen. ontos: see ONTO ] a large cell in many sporozoans that multiplies by schizogony …   English World dictionary

  • schizont — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1900 a multinucleate sporozoan that reproduces by schizogony …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Schizont — Die Schizogonie oder auch Merogonie ist eine Form der ungeschlechtlichen Fortpflanzung bei Einzellern, vor allem bei den Sporentierchen. Hierbei entstehen aus dem ursprünglichen Kern durch einfache Mitosen zahlreiche Tochterkerne im Zellkörper,… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • schizont — /skiz ont, skit sont/, n. Biol. (in the asexual reproduction of certain sporozoans) a cell developed from a trophozoite, which undergoes multiple fission to form merozoites. [1895 1900; SCHIZ + ont being; see ONTO ] * * * …   Universalium

  • schizont — noun A cell that divides by schizogony …   Wiktionary

  • schizont — A sporozoan trophozoite (vegetative form) that reproduces by schizogony, producing a varied number of daughter trophozoites or merozoites. SEE ALSO: meront, segmenter. SYN: agamont, segmenting body. [schizo + G. on (ont ), a being] * * *… …   Medical dictionary

  • Schizont — Schizọnt [zu gr. σχιζειν = spalten] m; en, en: Stadium des Malariaerregers in Erythrozyten vor der Teilung in die ↑Merozoiten; vgl. Schizogonie …   Das Wörterbuch medizinischer Fachausdrücke

  • Schizont — Schi|zont der; en, en <zu gr. schízōn, Gen. schízontos, Part. Präs. von schízein »spalten«> Zelle, die bei der Schizogonie in mehrere Zellen zerfällt (Biol.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • schizont — n. multinucleate single celled organism which reproduces by schizogony (Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • schizont — [ ʃʌɪzɒnt, skɪ ] noun Biology (in certain sporozoan protozoans) a cell that divides by schizogony to form daughter cells. Origin early 20th cent.: from schizo + ont …   English new terms dictionary

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