merozoite

merozoite
/mer'euh zoh"uyt/, n.
(in the asexual reproduction of certain sporozoans) a cell developed from a schizont that parasitizes a red blood cell in the host.
[1895-1900; MERO- + ZO- + -ITE1]

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