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 (skĭ-zŏg′ə-nē, skĭt-sŏg′-)
Reproduction by multiple asexual fission, characteristic of many apicomplexans.

schi·zog′o·nous adj.
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(Biology) asexual reproduction in protozoans that is characterized by multiple fission
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(skɪˈzɒg ə ni, skɪtˈsɒg-)

(in the asexual reproduction of certain sporozoans) the multiple fission of a trophozoite or schizont into merozoites.
schi•zog′o•nous, adj.
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Noun1.schizogony - asexual reproduction by multiple fission; characteristic of many sporozoan protozoans
fission - reproduction of some unicellular organisms by division of the cell into two more or less equal parts
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Hb<9 gm/dl was taken as positive finding; it results from accelerated RBC removal by the spleen, obligatory RBC destruction at parasite schizogony, and ineffective erythropoiesis.
They form preerythrocytic schizonts and multiply by schizogony, culminating in the production of 8-24 first generation merozoites that are released into the blood when the liver schizonts burst open [8].
In erythrocytic schizogony, a single merozoite grows and forms 16-32 daughter merozoites.
Eimeria life cycle is quite complex comprising of endogenous stage (gametogony and schizogony) and exogenous stage (sporogony).
By this amplification process (known as intrahepatic or pre-erythrocytic schizogony or merogony), a single sporozoite eventually may produce from 10,000 to >30,000 daughter merozoites.
Circulating bilirubin levels increase due to hemolysis during erythrocytic schizogony; this hyperbilirubinemia is mild and does not generate intense jaundice [40, 41].
The life cycle of all apicomplexans consists of 3 major phases: schizogony (an asexual phase with multiple mitoses), gametogony (a sexual phase involving progression from gametocytes to gametes which join to form a zygote), and sporogony (another asexual phase consisting of infective sporozoites forming within the zygote).
Wroczynska and Kotlowski believe that the development of Plasmodium consists of two division cycles: hepatic schizogony, corresponding to the asymptomatic period of the disease incubation and blood stage schizogony, corresponding to clinical symptoms [16].