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n. pl. am·phi·mix·es (-mĭk′sēz′)
The union of the sperm and egg in sexual reproduction.
[amphi- + Greek mixis, a mingling (from meignunai, mik-, to mingle; see meik- in Indo-European roots).]
am′phi·mic′tic (-mĭk′tĭk) adj.
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n, pl -mixes (-ˈmɪksiːz)
(Biology) true sexual reproduction by the fusion of gametes from two organisms. Compare apomixis
[C19: from amphi- + Greek mixis a blending, from mignunai to mingle]
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am•phi•mix•is(ˌæm fəˈmɪk sɪs)
n., pl. -mix•es (-ˈmɪk siz)
the merging of the nuclei of the sperm and egg cells; sexual reproduction.
am•phi•mic•tic (am`fə•mik′tik), adj.
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|Noun||1.||amphimixis - reproduction involving the union or fusion of a male and a female gamete|
amphimixis - union of sperm and egg in sexual reproduction
anisogamy - (biology) reproduction by the union or fusion of two differing gametes (especially differing in size)
isogamy - (biology) reproduction by the union or fusion of gametes of the same size and structure
reproduction - the process of generating offspring
|2.||amphimixis - union of sperm and egg in sexual reproduction|
union - the occurrence of a uniting of separate parts; "lightning produced an unusual union of the metals"
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