Definition of schizogony in English:

schizogony

Line breaks: schiz|og¦ony
Pronunciation: /ʃʌɪˈzɒɡəni
 
, skɪts-/

noun

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

Origin

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

Derivatives

schizogonous

adjective

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