Definition of schizont in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈskizänt/ Pronunciation: /ˈskitsänt/


(In certain sporozoan protozoans) a cell that divides by schizogony to form daughter cells.
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.


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

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Syllabification: schiz·ont

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