schizogony

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n schizogony asexual reproduction by multiple fission; characteristic of many sporozoan protozoans
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n schizogony Same as schizogenesis.
    • n schizogony Self-mutilation; antotomy. A constriction somewhat similar to that which occurs in Linckia before schizogony of the arm takes place.
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Usage

In literature:

On the one hand, schizogony may be so limited in extent as not to cause appreciable injury to the host.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
The trophozoite is now large and full-grown, and has become rounded and ready for schizogony.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 12, Slice 7" by Various
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