gametocyte


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ga·me·to·cyte

 (gə-mē′tə-sīt′)
n.
A cell from which gametes develop by meiotic division, especially a spermatocyte or an oocyte.
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gametocyte

(ɡəˈmiːtəʊˌsaɪt)
n
(Biology) an animal or plant cell that develops into gametes by meiosis. See also oocyte, spermatocyte
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ga•me•to•cyte

(gəˈmi təˌsaɪt, ˈgæm ɪ-)

n.
a cell that produces gametes.
[1895–1900]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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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ga·me·to·cyte

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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falciparum were seen such as trophozoites (immature and mature), schizonts, and gametocyte. Appearance of ring forms at the edge of RBC is the characteristic feature of Plasmodium falciparum species (Figure 5).
Delay in diagnosis, and consequently delay in treatment, increases gametocyte carriage and thus malaria transmission.
It will become necessary to detect foci of transmission and hotspots through the use of gametocyte detection or through the use of techniques to determine immune responses.
Artemisinins may reduce malaria transmission in medium-risk areas by decreasing gametocyte development, but this advantage has yet to be demonstrated in high transmission areas.
Gametocyte prevalence by microscopy was lower in infants and increased with age and transmission intensity across the 3 countries (Table 2).
Parasite clearance time and gametocyte clearance time of parasites from four sentinel sites were compared using Log Rank (Mantel-Cox) in the Kaplan-Meier analysis.
Association of helminth infections with increased gametocyte carriage during mild falciparum malaria in Thailand.
Submicroscopic Plasmodium falciparum gametocyte densities frequently result in mosquito infection.
Previous studies in the same area had suggested that cotrimoxazole and cotrimoxazole containing combinations may have relatively reduced propensity to support gametocyte generation, at least when compared with sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine (18,19,22).
vivax could be advantageous to hosts in terms of reduced disease severity (22), less chance for gametocyte carriage (23), and decreased parasite density (24).
falciparum: its variability with gametocyte number and concentration of antibody.
Also in these areas, the combination of ACT, which may decrease transmission by reducing gametocyte load in infected persons, and annual indoor residual spraying (IRS) with long-lasting insecticides, which can reduce indoor vector density for a prolonged period, could act synergistically to interrupt malaria transmission.