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Schizont vs. Trophozoite — What's the Difference?

Schizont vs. Trophozoite — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Schizont and Trophozoite

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Schizont

An apicomplexan cell formed by schizogony.

Trophozoite

A trophozoite (G. trope, nourishment + zoon, animal) is the activated, feeding stage in the life cycle of certain protozoa such as malaria-causing Plasmodium falciparum and those of the Giardia group. (The complement of the trophozoite state is the thick-walled cyst form).

Schizont

A cell that divides by schizogony.

Trophozoite

An elongated cell that develops from a sporozoite or a merozoite of an apicomplexan parasite and that feeds and grows within the host.

Schizont

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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Trophozoite

A protozoan in the feeding stage of its life cycle.

Trophozoite

A sporozoan in the active feeding stage of its life cycle

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