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Related to gamet-: female gamete


Variant of gameto-.
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(ˈgæm it, gəˈmit)

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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