Literally meaning: “birth by division ”
Origin: Anc Greek
+ γεννώ/geno (=”give birth to”, “producer of”)
Schizogony is a type of asexual reproduction in which certain parasitic protozoa (sporozoa) divided by multiple fission of the nucleus followed by segmentation of the cytoplasm. The parasite before division is called schizont ruptures eventually releasing merozoites.