1. an asexual replicative cycle occurring during the haploid phase of Plasmodium and other apicomplexans. Subsequently the infected hepatocyte or erythrocyte ruptures, releasing hundreds of merozoites. See Plasmodium life cycle. 2. the development of an experimentally produced egg fragment (containing a diploid nucleus or a haploid nucleus of male or female origin) into a small-sized embryo, called a merogone.
Subjects: Genetics and Genomics.