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gam·ete

 (găm′ēt′, gə-mēt′)
n.
A reproductive cell having the haploid number of chromosomes, especially a mature sperm or egg capable of fusing with a gamete of the opposite sex to produce a zygote.

[New Latin gameta, from Greek gametē, wife and gametēs, husband, from gamein, to marry, from gamos, marriage; see gemə- in Indo-European roots.]

ga·met′ic (-mĕt′ĭk) adj.
ga·met′i·cal·ly adv.

gamete

(ˈɡæmiːt; ɡəˈmiːt)
n
(Biology) a haploid germ cell, such as a spermatozoon or ovum, that fuses with another germ cell during fertilization
[C19: from New Latin, from Greek gametē wife, from gamos marriage]
gaˈmetal, gametic adj

gam•ete

(ˈgæm it, gəˈmit)

n.
a mature sexual reproductive cell, as a sperm or egg, that unites with another cell to form a new organism.
[1885–90; < New Latin gameta < Greek gametḗ wife, or gamétēs husband, derivative of gameîn to marry]
ga•met•ic (gəˈmɛt ɪk) ga•me•tal (gəˈmit l) adj.
ga•met′i•cal•ly, adv.

gam·ete

(găm′ēt′)

gamete

A sex cell, e.g. sperm, ovum.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gamete - a mature sexual reproductive cell having a single set of unpaired chromosomesgamete - a mature sexual reproductive cell having a single set of unpaired chromosomes
germ cell, reproductive cell, sex cell - a spermatozoon or an ovum; a cell responsible for transmitting DNA to the next generation
anisogamete - either of a pair of unlike gametes especially those unlike in size
isogamete - either of a pair of conjugating gametes of the same size and structure
sperm, sperm cell, spermatozoan, spermatozoon - the male reproductive cell; the male gamete; "a sperm is mostly a nucleus surrounded by little other cellular material"
egg cell, ovum - the female reproductive cell; the female gamete
spermatid - an immature gamete produced by a spermatocyte; develops into a spermatozoon
oosphere - a gamete; used especially of lower plants
antherozoid, spermatozoid - a motile male gamete of a plant such as an alga or fern or gymnosperm
Translations

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gam·ete

n. gameto, célula sexual masculina o femenina;
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A combination of state-of-the-art tools in genomics and cell biology will be used to gain new understanding of how gamete precursors form in vivo, and this knowledge will be used to develop culture systems to generate gametes in vitro.
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Incompatibility between gametes occurs both within and among species of broadcast-spawning invertebrates and is often mediated by variation in gamete recognition proteins (Palumbi and Metz, 1991; Palumbi, 1994).
8] The Regulations specifically define a 'surrogate' as a species of recipient; [8] therefore the 'commissioning father' whose sperm are to be used for the conception of the child in pursuance of a surrogacy agreement would be a species of gamete donor.