oocyst

(from the article `protist`) ...Temporary or long-lasting cysts may occur among other protist species as well. Many sporozoa and members of other totally parasitic phyla form a ... ...that bites the infected person. Mating between gametocytes produces embroyonic forms called ookinetes; these embed themselves in the mosquito`s ... [2 ...
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oocyst

(o´o-sist) the encysted or encapsulated ookinete in the wall of a mosquito's stomach; also, the analogous stage in the development of any sporozoon.
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oocyst

<embryology> The encysted form of the fertilised macrogamete, or zygote, in coccidian Sporozoea in which sporogonic multiplication occurs. ... This results in the formation of sporozoites, infectious agents for the next stage of the sporozoan life cycle. ... Origin: G. Oon, egg, + kystis, bladder ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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OOCYST

a stage in the life cycle of coccidia (a protozoal parasite) that is shed in manure . Sheep become infected by ingesting oocysts from contaminated pastures.
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Oocyst

A stage in the life cycle of coccidia (a protozoal parasite) that is shed in manure back into the environment. Sheep become infected by ingesting oocysts from contaminated pastures.
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OOCYST

An encapsulated ovum (egg) of a sporozoan parasite such as Toxoplasma gondii, usually excreted in the feces.
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oocyst

Synonymous with oogonium.
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Oocyst

The environmentally resistant form characteristic of the coccidia that develops from the zygote. Oocysts are passed out with the faeces either sporulated (Sarcocystis & Cryptosporidium) or unsporulated (Eimeria & Isospora). Produced by fusion of micro and macrogamete but overall similar in structure and function to the cysts of extracellular protoz...
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Oocyst

The infective fertilized egg of certain one-celled animal parasites including protozoa.
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oocyst

The zygote in a sporozoan life cycle. The oocyst is surrounded by a tough cyst to prevent dehydration or other damage during its transit through the life cycle (which may involve separate hosts).
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oocyst

Type: Term Pronunciation: ō′ō-sist Definitions: 1. The encysted form of the fertilized macrogamete, or zygote, in coccidian Sporozoea in which sporogonic multiplication occurs; results in the formation of sporozoites, infectious agents for the next stage of the sporozoan life cycle.
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