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(in certain sporozoan protozoans) a cell that divides by schizogony to form daughter cells.
- ‘Essentially, type I schizonts are involved in asexual reproduction, whereas type II schizonts are involved in sexual reproduction.’
- ‘Merozoites invade erythrocytes, differentiate into trophozoites, and divide to become blood schizonts.’
Early 20th century: from schizo- ‘divided’ + -ont.
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