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An asexual reproductive cell, such as a spore.
[From Greek agametos, unmarried, variant of agamos; see agamic.]
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(Microbiology) a reproductive cell, such as the merozoite of some protozoans, that develops into a new form without fertilization
[C19: from Greek agametos unmarried; see a-1, gamete]
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a•gam•ete(eɪˈgæm it, ˌeɪ gəˈmit)
an asexual reproductive cell, as a spore, that forms a new organism without fusion with another cell.
[1915–20; < Greek agámetos unmarried =a- a-6 + -gametos married]
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|Noun||1.||agamete - an asexual reproductive cell|
spore - a small usually single-celled asexual reproductive body produced by many nonflowering plants and fungi and some bacteria and protozoans and that are capable of developing into a new individual without sexual fusion; "a sexual spore is formed after the fusion of gametes"
reproductive structure - the parts of a plant involved in its reproduction
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