American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A sporozoan cell produced by schizogony.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. 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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) 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.
“Mature Plasmodium vivax schizont containing 18 merozoites.”
“Finally, it undergoes 4-5 rounds of binary divisions during the schizont stage, producing 8-36 new merozoites that burst from the host cell to invade new erythrocytes, beginning another round of infection.”
“Close to the center there is a schizont and on the left a trophozoite.”
“The young trophozoite or the ring stage grows substantially to form schizont.”
“The only small problem with Ms. Shah's narrative is the likelihood that if you don't know your falciparum from your vivax and your merozoite from your schizont, you won't be learning it all here.”
“(C) Chemiluminescence using HIS and merozoites prepared from (i) synchronized mature schizont cultures and percoll fractionation”
“SVSP genes are transcribed in one or several schizont nuclei within a single infected cell.”
“Theileria schizont can access the MHC class I-CD8+ T cell surveillance system which plays a central role in immunity to”
“Total RNA was extracted from schizont-infected cells using the RNeasy Mini Kit according to the manufacturer's protocol (QIAGEN).”
“SVSPs located inside the schizont rather than on its surface.”
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