The reproductive sporoblast that gives rise to more than one spore in the order Myxosporida (class Myxosporea, phylum Myxozoa). [pan- + G. sporos, seed, + blastos, germ]

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pan·sporo·blast (pan-sporґo-blast) [pan- + sporo- + -blast] a disporoblastic sporont, i.e., a sporoblast that develops into two or more spores, with or without an enclosing membrane; characteristic of certain protozoa. See Apansporoblastina and Pansporoblastina.

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  • pansporoblast — pan·sporoblast …   English syllables

  • pansporoblast — (ˈ)pan+ noun Etymology: pan + sporoblast : a typical cnidosporidian sporont containing two sporoblasts …   Useful english dictionary

  • pansporoblastic — Referring to a pansporoblast …   Medical dictionary

  • sporoblast — An early stage in the development of a sporocyst prior to differentiation of the sporozoites. SEE ALSO: oocyst, sporocyst (2), pansporoblast. SYN: zygotomere. [sporo + G. blastos, germ] * * * spo·ro·blast spō rə .blast …   Medical dictionary

  • Apansporoblastina — Apan·sporo·blas·ti·na (a″pan spor″o blas tiґnə) [a 1 + pansporoblast] a suborder of parasitic protozoa (order Microsporida, class Microsporea) in which a pansporoblastic membrane is usually absent, being vestigial when present,… …   Medical dictionary

  • pansporoblastic membrane — a surface membrane surrounding the sporoblasts in a pansporoblast; characteristic of microsporidian protozoa of the suborder Pansporoblastina …   Medical dictionary

  • sporont — ˈspōrˌänt noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary spor + ont : a sporozoan (as a zygote or pansporoblast) that engages in sporogony …   Useful english dictionary

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