Definition of schizogony in English:

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schizogony

Pronunciation: /skiˈzäɡənē/ /skitˈsäɡ-/

noun

Biology
Asexual reproduction by multiple fission, found in some protozoa, especially parasitic sporozoans.
Example sentences
  • The life cycle of Plasmodium organisms in humans, or schizogony, is characterized by asexual reproduction.

Derivatives

schizogonous

Pronunciation: /-nəs/
adjective

Origin

Late 19th century: from schizo- 'divided' + Greek -gonia 'production'.

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