trophozoite

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˌtrɒfəˈzəʊaɪt/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(trof′ə zōīt, trō′fə-)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
troph•o•zo•ite  (trof′ə zōīt, trō′fə-),USA pronunciation n. [Zool.]
  1. Zoologya protozoan in the metabolically active growth stage.
  • tropho- + -zo(on) + -ite1 1905–10

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
trophozoite /ˌtrɒfəˈzəʊaɪt/ n
  1. the form of a sporozoan protozoan in the feeding stage. In the malaria parasite this stage occurs in the human red blood cell
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