amphimixis


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am·phi·mix·is

 (ăm′fə-mĭk′sĭs)
n. pl. am·phi·mix·es (-mĭk′sēz′)
The union of the sperm and egg in sexual reproduction.

[amphi- + Greek mixis, a mingling (from meignunai, mik-, to mingle; see meik- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots).]

am′phi·mic′tic (-mĭk′tĭk) adj.

amphimixis

(ˌæmfɪˈmɪksɪs)
n, pl -mixes (-ˈmɪksiːz)
(Biology) true sexual reproduction by the fusion of gametes from two organisms. Compare apomixis
[C19: from amphi- + Greek mixis a blending, from mignunai to mingle]
ˌamphiˈmictic adj

am•phi•mix•is

(ˌæm fəˈmɪk sɪs)

n., pl. -mix•es (-ˈmɪk siz)
the merging of the nuclei of the sperm and egg cells; sexual reproduction.
[1890–95]
am•phi•mic•tic (am`fə•mik′tik), adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.amphimixis - reproduction involving the union or fusion of a male and a female gameteamphimixis - reproduction involving the union or fusion of a male and a female gamete
amphimixis - union of sperm and egg in sexual reproduction
anisogamy - (biology) reproduction by the union or fusion of two differing gametes (especially differing in size)
isogamy - (biology) reproduction by the union or fusion of gametes of the same size and structure
reproduction - the process of generating offspring
2.amphimixis - union of sperm and egg in sexual reproductionamphimixis - union of sperm and egg in sexual reproduction
union - the occurrence of a uniting of separate parts; "lightning produced an unusual union of the metals"
amphimixis, sexual reproduction - reproduction involving the union or fusion of a male and a female gamete
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