Definition of Oocyst

1. Noun. A thick-walled structure under a mosquito's outer gut lining, formed by an ookinete. ¹



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Definition of Oocyst

1. a zygote [n -S] - See also: zygote

Medical Definition of Oocyst

1. 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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Lexicographical Neighbors of Oocyst

onychotrophy
onymous
onyon
onyx
onyx marble
onyxes
onyxis
onyxitis
oo
oo-
oo-er
oobit
oobits
oobleck
oocyesis
oocyst (current term)
oocysts
oocyte
oocyte donation
oocyte expression
oocytes
oodles
oodlins
ooecia
ooecium
ooer
oof
oofier
oofiest
oofless

Literary usage of Oocyst

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1. Botanical Gazette by University of Chicago, JSTOR (Organization) (1906)
"There now follows a long period of growth, during which the oocyst attains a ... The mitosis within the wall cell whose division produces the oocyst is ..."

2. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1888)
"Effect of Different Drugs on oocyst-production Five groups of six 3 week old RxW. ... The highest oocyst- production per chicken occurred between the ninth ..."

3. Practical Bacteriology, Blood Work and Animal Parasitology: Including by Edward Rhodes Stitt (1918)
"After fertilization a resistant membrane is formed and the term oocyst is used. Within the oocyst are found smaller cysts, the sporocysts, ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"In the present case, however, the zygote does not at once secrete aa oocyst, with a thick resistant wall; on tbe contrary, it changes its shape, ..."

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