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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An organism or cell produced by sporogony, especially in the life cycle of various parasitic microorganisms.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A gregarine not provided with an epimerite, or proboscidiform organ which attaches the parasite to its host: distinguished from cephalont.

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