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Schizogony

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Definition

noun

An asexual type of reproductive process by protozoans by multiple fission.


Supplement

In protozoa, a trophozoite increases in cell size while the nucleus, together with other organelles, divides repeatedly. The organism in that condition is referred to as schizont. The schizont ruptures eventually releasing merozoites.


Related forms: schizogonous (adjective)
Synonym: merogony