Greek: schizis = division, gone = generation, production.
In addition to sporogony, there is another asexual phase in the life cycle of Coccidia giving rise to generations of schizonts (syn. meronts) and merozoites. Some of the latter initiate gamogony leading to syngamy. The zygote initiates an asexual reproduction leading to the production of numerous infectious sporozoites. In microsporidia schizo-merogony also occurs.