gametocyte


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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
Translations

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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1 include a late asexual form (schizont, dotted arrow) and an early gametocyte (black arrow), mature forms not usually seen in the peripheral blood.
A method of active case detection to target reservoirs of asymptomatic malaria and gametocyte carriers in a rural area in Southern Province, Zambia.
The PDCL2 protein is the least characterized isoform; however, it is necessary for gametocyte transition into the haploid state.
Background & objectives: Gametocyte sex-ratio in Plasmodium falciparum malaria is an important determinant of transmission success and basis of disease epidemiology.