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A cell from which gametes develop by meiotic division, especially a spermatocyte or an oocyte.
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ga•me•to•cyte(gəˈmi təˌsaɪt, ˈgæm ɪ-)
a cell that produces gametes.
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|Noun||1.||gametocyte - an immature animal or plant cell that develops into a gamete by meiosis|
cell - (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals
oocyte - a female gametocyte that develops into an ovum after two meiotic divisions
spermatocyte - a male gametocyte that develops into four spermatids
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n. gametocito, célula que al dividirse produce gametos tal como el parásito de la malaria cuando se divide y pasa al mosquito portador.
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