Meaning of sporocyst


Pronunciation: (spôr'u-sist", spōr'-), [key]
— n. Biol.
  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.
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