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An elongated cell that develops from a sporozoite or a merozoite of an apicomplexan parasite and that feeds and grows within the host.


(Pathology) the form of a sporozoan protozoan in the feeding stage. In the malaria parasite this stage occurs in the human red blood cell. Compare merozoite


(ˌtrɒf əˈzoʊ aɪt, ˌtroʊ fə-)

a protozoan in the metabolically active growth stage.
[1905–10; tropho- + -zo (on) + -ite1]
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Noun1.trophozoite - a sporozoan in the active feeding stage of its life cycletrophozoite - a sporozoan in the active feeding stage of its life cycle
sporozoan - parasitic spore-forming protozoan
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knowlesi by light microscopy that are useful, if present, include early trophozoites with fine ring forms, double chromatin dots, and 2-3 parasites per erythrocyte (resembling P.
falciparum trophozoites or gametocytes by microscopy during any period.
The fluid was analysed for biochemical (glucose, protein, and adenosine deaminase), cytology for differential count, malignant cells, microfilaria, trophozoites of E.
Stool samples were examined within 2 hours of collection for trophozoites, cysts and ova of intestinal parasites by direct microscopic examination saline and Lugol's iodine wet mount preparation.
17) found CXL ineffective both in vitro and in vivo against Acanthamoeba trophozoites.
The ring stage trophozoites mature into blood schizonts (blood stage).
The most common is examination of a fecal sample under a microscope to look for either trophozoites, the growth stage of giardia in the intestine, or cysts, the encapsulated infectious stage, Dr.
1A-C) and red blood cells (RBC) with delicate ring form trophozoites.
Acanthamoeba were characterized according to cyst (wrinkle double walled) and trophozoites (Acanthopodia and Pseudopodia) morphology.
gingivalis from peri-implant sites is difficult if not impossible in the view of presence of persistent inflammation consisting of polymorphonuclear neutrophils providing a constant supply of food to the trophozoites.
What developmental stages were the parasites in at the time of the evaluation (for example, already early trophozoites containing Hz or Hz-rich gametocytes)?