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ga·me·to·cyte

 (gə-mē′tə-sīt′)
n.
A cell from which gametes develop by meiotic division, especially a spermatocyte or an oocyte.

gametocyte

(ɡəˈmiːtəʊˌsaɪt)
n
(Biology) an animal or plant cell that develops into gametes by meiosis. See also oocyte, spermatocyte

ga•me•to•cyte

(gəˈmi təˌsaɪt, ˈgæm ɪ-)

n.
a cell that produces gametes.
[1895–1900]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gametocyte - an immature animal or plant cell that develops into a gamete by meiosis
cell - (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals
oocyte - a female gametocyte that develops into an ovum after two meiotic divisions
spermatocyte - a male gametocyte that develops into four spermatids
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ga·me·to·cyte

n. gametocito, célula que al dividirse produce gametos tal como el parásito de la malaria cuando se divide y pasa al mosquito portador.
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As part of its complex life cycle, a malaria parasite produces gametocytes while in the blood of a vertebrate host.
Some gametocytes are still in the margins of the ducts (gametes de reserves, Lubet 1957).
True (A) or false (B)--fill in only block A or B: Gametocytes perpetuate the transmission of malaria and delay in diagnosis and so treatment will increase gametocyte carriage and transmission.
The patient had a high parasitic load, and gametocytes were present in the peripheral blood smear during light microscopic evaluation.
Renal meronts and gametocytes were confined to the distal convoluted tubules and collecting ducts, and were associated with renal tubular necrosis and tubular obstruction.
This occurs when the parasite moves back into the mosquitoes; even as they inject sporozoites, biting mosquitoes may ingest gametocytes if they are feeding on a person who is already infected.
When the erythrocyte bursts, merozoites are released; some of these develop into male and female gametocytes, which a biting mosquito then can ingest and the cycle is continued within the mosquito's body.
Keeping in view, the present project was under taken to study the efficacy of egg propagated gametocytes (E.
Time (n) needed for parasites to complete development from ingested gametocytes during blood meal to sporozoites in salivary glands, when parasites are transmissible to humans.
When fully mature after 10-12 days, gametocytes are released into the blood stream to be transmitted by the mosquito.
26] Detecting and eradicating every parasite, both asexual parasites and gametocytes, using methods sensitive to low-density infections such as nucleic acid-based technologies, is therefore essential.