schizont(redirected from segmenting body)
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An apicomplexan cell formed by schizogony.
(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)
(in the asexual reproduction of certain sporozoans) a cell developed from a trophozoite, which undergoes multiple fission to form merozoites.
[1895–1900; schiz- + -ont]