amphimixis


am·phi·mix·is

noun \ˌam(p)-fi-ˈmik-səs\
plural am·phi·mix·es\-ˌsēz\

Definition of AMPHIMIXIS

:  the union of gametes in sexual reproduction

Origin of AMPHIMIXIS

New Latin, from amphi- + Greek mixis mingling, from mignynai to mix — more at mix
First Known Use: 1893

am·phi·mix·is

noun \-ˈmik-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural am·phi·mix·es \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of AMPHIMIXIS

1
: the union of gametes in sexual reproduction
2
: the combining of pregenital, anal, and urethral eroticism in the development of genital sexuality

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