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[From New Latin gameta, gamete; see gamete.]
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gameto-or sometimes before a vowel
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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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