ookinete

ookinete
The motile zygote of the malarial organism that penetrates the mosquito stomach to form an oocyst under the outer gut lining; the contents of the oocyst subsequently divide to produce numerous sporozoites. SYN: vermicule (2). [G. oon, egg, + kinetos, motile]

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oo·ki·nete .ō-ə-'kī-.nēt, -kə-'nēt n a motile zygote in various protozoans (as the malaria parasite)

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n.
the motile elongated zygote of the malarial parasite (Plasmodium), formed after fertilization of the macrogamete. The ookinete bores through the lining of the mosquito's stomach and attaches itself to the outer wall, where it later forms an oocyst.

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oo·ki·nete (o″o-kiґnēt) (o″o-kĭ-netґ) [oo- + Gr. kinetos movable] the motile, worm-shaped zygote of certain protozoa, such as Plasmodium, which is found in the insect vector.

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