sporogony
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1888 reproduction by spores; specifically formation of spores typically containing sporozoites that is characteristic of some sporozoans and that results from the encystment and subsequent division of a zygote • sporogonic adjective

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  • Sporogony — Spo*rog o*ny (sp[ o]*r[o^]g [ o]*n[y^]), n. [Spore + root of Gr. ? to be born.] (Zo[ o]l.) The growth or development of an animal or a zooid from a nonsexual germ. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sporogony — [spô räg′ə nē] n. [ SPORO + GONY] the process by which a large number of sporozoites are produced by cell divisions from a single zygote …   English World dictionary

  • sporogony — sporogenezė statusas T sritis ekologija ir aplinkotyra apibrėžtis Nelytinio dauginimosi būdas – sporų susidarymas organizme. atitikmenys: angl. sporogony vok. Sporagenese, f; Sporogonie, f rus. cпорогоний, m …   Ekologijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • sporogony — n. [Gr. spora, seed; gonos, offspring] The multiple fission of a zygote; a sporont …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • sporogony — /speuh rog euh nee/, n. Biol. (in certain sporozoans) the multiple fission of an encysted zygote or oocyte, resulting in the formation of sporozoites. [1885 90; SPORO + GONY] * * * …   Universalium

  • sporogony — noun The formation of sporozoites from spores or zygotes …   Wiktionary

  • sporogony — The formation of sporozoites in sporozoan protozoa, a process of asexual division within the sporoblast, which becomes the sporocyst within an oocyst; follows fusion of gametes (gametogony) and zygote (sp …   Medical dictionary

  • sporogony — n. formation of sporozoites in certain sporozoans (Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sporogony — [spə rɒgəni] noun Zoology the asexual process of spore formation in parasitic sporozoans …   English new terms dictionary

  • sporogony — spo·rog·o·ny …   English syllables

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