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mer·o·zo·ite

 (mĕr′ə-zō′īt)
n.
Any of the cells of an apicomplexan parasite that arise following multiple asexual fission and may enter either the asexual or sexual phase of the life cycle.
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merozoite

(ˌmɛrəʊˈzəʊaɪt)
n
(Zoology) any of the cells formed by fission of a schizont during the life cycle of sporozoan protozoans, such as the malaria parasite. Compare trophozoite
[C20: from mero- + zo(o) + -ite1]
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mer•o•zo•ite

(ˌmɛr əˈzoʊ aɪt)

n.
(in the asexual reproduction of certain sporozoans) a cell developed from a schizont that parasitizes a red blood cell in the host.
[1895–1900; mero- + -zo(on) + -ite1]
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Noun1.merozoite - a cell that arises from the asexual division of a parent sporozoan during its life cyclemerozoite - a cell that arises from the asexual division of a parent sporozoan during its life cycle
sporozoan - parasitic spore-forming protozoan
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