sporozoite(redirected from germinal rod)
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Any of the cells that are released from the oocyst of an apicomplexan parasite and invade a new host cell.
(Biology) any of numerous small mobile usually infective individuals produced in sporozoans by sporogony
spo•ro•zo•ite(ˌspɔr əˈzoʊ aɪt, ˌspoʊr-)
one of the minute, active bodies into which the spore of certain sporozoans divides, each developing into an adult individual.