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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.
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(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)
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.
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See reproductive cell.
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A sex cell, e.g. sperm, ovum.
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|Noun||1.||gamete - 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"
spermatid - an immature gamete produced by a spermatocyte; develops into a spermatozoon
oosphere - a gamete; used especially of lower plants
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gamete[ˈgæmiːt] N → gameto m
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gamete[ˈgæmiːt] n → gamete m
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
n. gameto, célula sexual masculina o femenina;
___ intrafallopian transfer → transferencia de ___ a los tubos de Falopio.
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