Definition of schizogony in English:

schizogony

Line breaks: schiz|og¦ony
Pronunciation: /ʃʌɪˈzɒgəni
 
, 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.

Derivatives

schizogonous

adjective

Origin

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

More definitions of schizogony

Definition of schizogony in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkələrəˈto͝orə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody