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Schizogony

Definition
noun
An asexual type of reproductive process by protozoans by multiple fission.
Supplement
In protozoa, a trophozoite increases in cell size while the nucleus, together with other organelles, divides repeatedly. The organism in that condition is referred to as schizont. The schizont ruptures eventually releasing merozoites.
Related forms: schizogonous (adjective)

Synonym: merogony


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