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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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gamete

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gam·ete

n. gameto, célula sexual masculina o femenina;
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