sporont

sporont
The zygote stage within the oocyst wall in the life cycle of coccidia; gives rise to sporoblasts, which form sporocysts, within which the infective sporozoites are produced. [sporo- + G. on (ont-), being]

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spo·ront 'spōr-.änt n a sporozoan that engages in sporogony

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spo·ront (sporґont) [sporo- + Gr. ōn, ontos being] a zygote of coccidian protozoa enclosed within an oocyst, which undergoes sporogony to produce sporoblasts, each of which forms a sporocyst containing sporozoites.

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