A process of asexual development seen among certain coccidia, such as Toxoplasma and Frenkelia, in which no separate nuclear division occurs, as in schizogony; the two daughters develop internally within the parent, without nuclear conjugation. [endo- + G. dys, two, + genesis, creation]

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en·do·dy·og·e·ny (en″do-di-ojґə-ne) reproduction by the formation of two daughter cells within the wall of the mother cell (internal budding), the progeny being released by rupture of the mother cell, as in the protozoan Toxoplasma.

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