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 (găm′ēt′, gə-mēt′)
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.
ga·met′i·cal·ly adv.
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(Biology) biology in a gametic manner
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The two species recently diverged between 0.5 and 2.5 million years ago, are gametically compatible and capable of hybridization, and share conserved microsatellite loci (Fukami et al., 2004; Severance et al., 2004; Levitan et al., 2011; Davies et al., 2013).
A quick and easy read, "Grammar For Grownups" is especially recommended for anyone having to prepare and deliver a public speech, seeks to improve themselves socially or professionally, as well as to anyone with a interest in enhancing their own communication skills through the application of good and gametically correct every day speech.
In the first instance, cloning offers a male who is incapable of reproducing gametically, or who is unlikely to do so because of a low sperm count, the ability to produce by transplanting nuclei from other body tissue.