Schi"zont (skI"zont or skIz"ont), n. [Gr. &?;, &?;, p.pr., cleaving.] (Zoöl.)
In certain Sporozoa, a cell formed by the growth of a sporozoite or merozoite (in a cell or corpuscle of the host) which segment by superficial cleavage, without encystment or conjugation, into merozoites.
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