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n. one of the many cells formed as a result of sporogony during the life cyle of a sporozoan. In Plasmodium sporozoites are formed by repeated divisions of the contents of the oocyst inside the body of the mosquito. The released sporozoites ultimately pass into the insect’s salivary glands and await transmission to a human host at the next blood meal.

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