Definition of trophozoite in English:

trophozoite

Line breaks: tropho|zo¦ite
Pronunciation: /ˌtrɒfə(ʊ)ˈzəʊʌɪt
 
, ˌtrəʊfə(ʊ)-/

noun

Zoology & Medicine
A growing stage in the life cycle of some sporozoan parasites, when they are absorbing nutrients from the host.
More example sentences
  • Ingested cysts hatch into trophozoites in the small intestine and continue moving down the digestive tract to the colon.
  • To measure parasite burden of winners and losers, we assessed the number of eugregarine trophozoites in a male's mid-gut by removing the entire gut carefully and making light microscope thin-section preparations.
  • Exposure to bile is the primary stimulus for encystation, where trophozoites transform into cysts that pass out with the feces.

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