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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.
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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
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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.
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gam·ete

(găm′ēt′)
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gamete

A sex cell, e.g. sperm, ovum.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
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
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Translations

gamete

[ˈgæmiːt] Ngameto m
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gamete

[ˈgæmiːt] ngamète fgame warden ngarde-chasse m
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gamete

[ˈgæmiːt] ngamete m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

gam·ete

n. gameto, célula sexual masculina o femenina;
___ intrafallopian transfertransferencia de ___ a los tubos de Falopio.
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References in periodicals archive ?
In the current study, chromosomes segregated as a normal diploid and at anaphase-II 19 chromosomes per gametic cell were observed.
Androgenetic capacity is defined as the ability of the male gametic cell to reverse its development, giving rise to haploid green plantlets that become completely homozygous and fully fertile after spontaneous or colchicine induced genome duplication (PICARD et al., 1990; PETERS et al., 1999).