Sporocyst



noun, Biology.
1.
a walled body resulting from the multiple division of a sporozoan, which produces one or more sporozoites.
2.
a stage in development of trematodes that gives rise, asexually, to cercaria.
noun
1.
a thick-walled rounded structure produced by sporozoan protozoans, in which sporozoites are formed
2.
the saclike larva of a trematode worm that produces redia larvae by asexual reproduction
3.
any similar structure containing spores

sporocyst spo·ro·cyst (spôr’ə-sĭst’)
n.

A larval form in many trematode flatworms that develops in the body of its molluscan intermediate host.

A secondary cyst that develops from a sporoblast and produces within itself one or several sporozoites.

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