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1. A resting cell that produces asexual plant spores.
2. A protective structure containing the infective sporozoites of an apicomplexan parasite.
3. A saclike larval stage in many trematodes, from which the rediae emerge.


(ˈspɔːrəʊˌsɪst; ˈspɒ-)
1. (Zoology) a thick-walled rounded structure produced by sporozoan protozoans, in which sporozoites are formed
2. (Zoology) the saclike larva of a trematode worm that produces redia larvae by asexual reproduction
3. (Biology) any similar structure containing spores


(ˈspɔr əˌsɪst, ˈspoʊr-)

a. a case produced by a sporozoan.
b. the sporozoan within such a case.
2. a resting or dormant cell that produces spores.
3. the first, saclike stage of many trematode worms, giving rise to cercariae by budding.
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In this study, measurements of oocysts, sporocysts, and sporozoites of the Caryospora species observed were obtained.
Cotylurus flabelliformis may also penetrate snails of Planorbidae and Physidae, but only if they are infected by other species of trematodes, where its encysts within sporocysts and/ or rediae (Cort, Olivier, & Brackett, 1941).
The oocysts with 4 sporocysts were considered sporulated regardless the shape and size of the sporocysts.
The twenty-six selections that make up the main body of the text are devoted to schistosoma egg, miracidium of schistosoma, schistosoma sporocysts, cercaria of schistosoma, the alimentary tract of schistosoma, and many other related subjects.
Identification was based on the morphological features of the oocyst and sporocysts (size, shape and presence or absence of a micropyle or polar cap or oocyst residuum) under the 100 x objective, with the aid of taxonomic keys (Soulsby, 1968; Pellerdy, 1974; Levine, 1985; Coudert, 1992).
2) that penetrate the foot of an aquatic lymnaeid snail, developing into sporocysts that give rise to rediae by asexual reproduction.
The oblique muscle fiber got damaged and mother sporocysts take place within foot muscles, thereby causing splitting, necrosis and increased empty spaces within muscle fibers (Figure 7a-7c).
were found under microscope having four sporocysts, each containing two sporozoites.
6] stated that infestation by sporocysts which are structures of digenetic trematodes could be a threat for host bivalve because of its potential to reduce host fecundity.
Man may be suffering from diarrhea, allergies, abdominal pain, eosinophilic myositis, peripheral blood eosinophilia, bloating, nausea, anorexia, vomiting, difficulty breathing, and pulse becomes severe, caused by eating undercooked meat and coddle, or sporocysts as the final and intermediate host.
The success of infestation was determined by observation under light microscope or dissection of some snails to detect the presence of sporocysts or rediae in the snail's hepatopancreas.