sporoblast


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sporoblast

[′spȯr·ə‚blast]
(invertebrate zoology)
A sporozoan cell from which sporozoites arise.
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The outer layer is thin, transparent, and separated distinctly from the middle layer, whereas the inner layer is thinner and darker and borders directly on the sporoblast, which contains strong refractive granules.
Oocysts excreted in faeces develop into mature cysts outside the host; each oocyst containing two sporoblasts, which in turn contain four sporozoites.