from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A form of asexual reproduction whereby a parasitic protozoan replicates its own nucleus inside its host's cell and then induces cell segmentation; schizogony.
- n. The development of part of an ovum after damage.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The development, partial or perfect, of an organism from part of an egg or part of an embryo. If the two blastomeres of the two-celled stage of the segmenting egg of a ctenophore are isolated, each forms a half-embryo. In Amphioxus each forms a perfect embryo of half the normal size.
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This phase produces merozoites, they are known by other names depending on the species that is performing merogony.
It can be summed up into three different processes, sporogony, merogony, and gametogony.
There is usually several rounds of merogony, and in some the host organism or cell type switch due to the invasion of the parasite.