Definition of ookinete in English:

ookinete

(also oökinete)

noun

Biology
  • A zygote capable of autonomous movement, especially as a stage in the life cycle of some parasitic protozoa.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in Proceedings of the Royal Society of London. From German Ookinet, apparently from oo- + kinet- (in kinetisch).

Pronunciation

ookinete

/ˌəʊə(ʊ)ˈkʌɪniːt//ˌəʊəkɪˈniːt/