schizont

Definitions:

  • An apicomplexan cell formed by schizogony.
  • In some sporozoans, an asexual reproductive body in which spores are formed by the internal division of the contained protoplasm into few or many gymnospores.
  • In certain Sporozoa, a cell formed by the growth of a sporozoite or merozoite (in a cell or corpuscle of the host) which segment by superficial cleavage, without encystment or conjugation, into merozoites.
  • A <xref>cell</xref> that divides by <xref>schizogony</xref>.
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