Definition of schizont in English:

schizont

Line breaks: schiz|ont
Pronunciation: /ˈʃʌɪzɒnt
 
, ˈskɪ-/

noun

Biology
(In certain sporozoan protozoans) a cell that divides by schizogony to form daughter cells.
More example sentences
  • Essentially, type I schizonts are involved in asexual reproduction, whereas type II schizonts are involved in sexual reproduction.
  • Merozoites invade erythrocytes, differentiate into trophozoites, and divide to become blood schizonts.

Origin

early 20th century: from schizo- 'divided' + -ont.

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