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schiz·ont

 (skĭz′ŏnt′, skĭt′sŏnt′)
n.
An apicomplexan cell formed by schizogony.

schizont

(ˈskɪtsɒnt)
n
(Microbiology) a cell formed from a trophozoite during the asexual stage of the life cycle of sporozoan protozoans, such as the malaria parasite
[C19: from schizo- + -ont a being, from Greek einai to be]

schiz•ont

(ˈskɪz ɒnt, ˈskɪt sɒnt)

n.
(in the asexual reproduction of certain sporozoans) a cell developed from a trophozoite, which undergoes multiple fission to form merozoites.
[1895–1900; schiz- + -ont]
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falciparum trophozoites at a concentration of 378,470/[micro]L and some schizonts.
INSIDE LIVER CELLS Sporozoites change into a form called schizonts, which grow and divide into thousands of merozoites.
In 75% of these cases the parasites were in later stages showing many schizonts, while one-quarter showed earlier stages of rings and trophozoites (4) (Figures 6 and 7).
Thereafter these schizonts rupture, releasing merozoites into the blood stream, which then infect red blood cells.
2]) according to the method of Trager & Jensen (17) for 18-48 h depending on the time taken by the parasite to develop to schizonts as monitored by microscopically observing the parasites in the control wells.
The researchers don't know precisely how the chimpanzees' immune systems mustered protection against the subsequent challenge with P falciparum--whether they formed antibodies against malaria schizonts or unleashed specialized immune cells called T cells.
In addition, these systems do not appear to address the different sizes (2-6 m) of Cryptosporidium during this parasite's life-cycle which has several developmental stages: (i) motile zoite or merozoite, set free from ruptured schizonts; (ii) schizont, containing 8 merozoites when mature; (iii) mature merozoite; (iv) macrogametocyte.
The presence of Plasmodium falciparum schizonts in peripheral blood smear is a rare occurrence and usually a cause for concern.
Failure to detect hypnozoites in hepatic tissue containing exoerythrocytic schizonts of Plasmodium knowlesi.
Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) amplification, and sequencing of partial 18S ribosomal RNA from muscle tissue cysts and brain schizonts from 3 birds were consistent with a clade containing S calchasi and S columbae, but could not distinguish these closely related Sarcocystis species.