an infective body or group of cells released from spores in many sporozoans and formed by the division of a zygote: it is the infective stage of the malaria parasite
Origin of sporozoite; from Modern Latin Sporozoa (see sporozoan) + -ite
Any of the cells that are released from the oocyst of an apicomplexan parasite and invade a new host cell.
Origin of sporozoitesporozo(an) + –ite1.
- Any of the minute active bodies into which a sporozoan divides just before it infects a new host cell.