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spo·ro·cyst

n 1  :  a case or cyst secreted by some sporozoans preliminary to sporogony : also  :  a sporozoan encysted in such a case  2  :  a saccular body that is the first asexual reproductive form of a digenetic trematode, develops from a miracidium, and buds off cells from its inner surface which develop into rediae .
 
 

 
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