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gamete

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noun gam·ete \ˈga-ˌmēt also gə-ˈmēt\

Simple Definition of gamete

  • : one of the cells that join together to begin making a person or other creature

Full Definition of gamete

  1. :  a mature male or female germ cell usually possessing a haploid chromosome set and capable of initiating formation of a new diploid individual by fusion with a gamete of the opposite sex

ga·met·ic play \gə-ˈme-tik, -ˈmē-\ adjective
ga·met·i·cal·ly play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Medical Dictionary

gamete

play play
noun ga·mete \ˈgam-ˌēt also gə-ˈmēt\

Medical Definition of gamete

  1. :  a mature male or female germ cell usually possessing a haploid chromosome set and capable of initiating formation of a new diploid individual by fusion with a gamete of the opposite sex—called also sex cell

  2. ga·met·ic \gə-ˈmet-ik, -ˈmēt-\play play adjective
    ga·met·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb




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