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 (ā-găm′ēt′, ā′gə-mēt′)
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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(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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Noun1.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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Dicyemids produce two distinct types of embryos: vermiform embryos from an asexual agamete and infusoriform embryos from fertilized eggs (Furuya et al., 1996).
In the Dicyemida, two adult forms, the nematogen and the rhombogen, develop asexually from an agamete (axoblast) through a vermiform embryo within the axial cell of parent nematogens (Fig.
The large anterior cell, [5a.sup.1], undergoes no further divisions and becomes the axial cell, while the smaller posterior cell, [5a.sup.2], is incorporated into the axial cell and becomes an agamete (Fig.