- The definition of a trophozoite is a protozoan in its early growing stages.
An example of a trophozoite is a developing creature.
trophozoite definition by Webster's New World
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a protozoan, esp. of certain parasitic species, in the feeding and growing stage in contrast with the reproductive and infective stages
Origin: tropho- plush zo- plush -ite
trophozoite definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A protozoan, especially of the class Sporozoa, in the active stage of its life cycle.
trophozoite - Medical Definition
The asexual form of certain sporozoans, such as the schizont of the plasmodia of malaria and related parasites.