microgametocyte

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microgametocyte

(ˌmaɪkrəʊɡəˈmiːtəʊˌsaɪt)
n
(Microbiology) a gametocyte that produces microgametes
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Host cell infected with three parasites (arrowhead); 5, microgamont (MIC), macrogamont (Ma) and mature meronts (Me); 6, mature microgamonts (MM), attached to the underlying epithelium via a stalk-like structure (arrowhead), shedding microgametes, note disappearance of the parasite membrane and fragmentation of its surface; 7, macrogamontes (Ma) with wall-forming bodies (WF).
Scale bar: 500 nm; 11, microgamont (MIC) with peripherally arranged nuclei (N), without nucleoli, note the presence of mitochondrion (MI) and centriole (C) in the vicinity of the nuclei.
Microgamonts contained many nuclei at their margins.