Encyclopedia of Parasitology

2016 Edition
| Editors: Heinz Mehlhorn

Schizont

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-43978-4_2835

Asexual stage in  coccidia that gives rise to motile merozoites that enter other cells. Schizonts (Greek: schizein = dividing) are thus also called meronts (Greek: meros = portion).

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