Definition of sporocyst in English:

sporocyst

Syllabification: spo·ro·cyst
Pronunciation: /ˈspôrəˌsist
 
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noun

Zoology
1A parasitic fluke in the initial stage of infection in a snail host, developed from a miracidium.
More example sentences
  • Eggs are produced and hatch inside the daughter sporocysts, releasing free-swimming miracidia.
  • Once it reaches the final site, the larva transforms into a sporocyst, which is little more than an amorphous, germinal sac.
  • Second, it can encyst inside a daughter sporocyst as a metacercariae, be voided with the sporocyst, and then be consumed by the benthic-feeding definitive host, rosyside dace.
1.1(In parasitic sporozoans) an encysted zygote in an invertebrate host.

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