Zoöcyst

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Zoöcyst (Biol) A cyst formed by certain Protozoa and unicellular plants which the contents divide into a large number of granules, each of which becomes a germ.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n zoocyst A cyst, formed by various protozoans and protophytes, whose contents break up into many germinal granules or spores; a kind of sporocyst.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Zoö-, + cyst,