Multiple fission in which the nucleus first divides and then the cell divides into as many parts as there are nuclei; called merogony if daughter cells are merozoites, sporogony if daughter cells are sporozoites, or gametogony if daughter cells are gametes. SYN: agamocytogeny. [schizo- + G. gone, generation]

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schi·zog·o·ny ski-'zäg-ə-nē, skit-'säg- n, pl -nies asexual reproduction by multiple segmentation characteristic of sporozoans (as the malaria parasite)

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a phase of asexual reproduction in the life cycle of a sporozoan (protozoan parasite) that occurs in the liver or red blood cells. The parasite grows and divides many times to form a schizont, which contains many merozoite. The eventual release of merozoites of Plasmodium, the malaria parasite, from the blood cells produces fever in the patient.

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schi·zog·o·ny (skĭ-zogґə-ne) [schizo- + Gr. gonē seed] a form of asexual reproduction characteristic of certain sarcodines and sporozoa in which daughter cells are produced by multiple fission of the nucleus of the parasite (schizont) followed by segmentation of the cytoplasm to form separate masses around each smaller nucleus.

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  • schizogony — [ski zäg′ə nē, skit säg′ə nē] n. [ SCHIZO + GONY] asexual reproduction by multiple fission, found in many sporozoans, as the malarial parasite …   English World dictionary

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  • schizogony — noun Etymology: New Latin schizogonia, from schiz + Latin gonia gony Date: 1887 asexual reproduction by multiple segmentation characteristic of sporozoans (as the malaria parasite) • schizogonic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • schizogony — (skī zog o ne) Multiple asexual fission …   Dictionary of microbiology

  • schizogony — The division of cells, especially of protozoans, in non sexual stages of the life history of the organism …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • schizogony — /ski zog euh nee, skit sog /, n. Biol. (in the asexual reproduction of certain sporozoans) the multiple fission of a trophozoite or schizont into merozoites. [1885 90; SCHIZO + GONY] * * * …   Universalium

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  • schizogony — n. asexual reproduction by multiple division (Biology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • schizogony — schi·zog·o·ny …   English syllables

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