Definition of schizont in English:


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


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