Medical Dictionary


noun ga·mete \ˈgam-ˌēt also gə-ˈmēt\

Medical Definition of GAMETE

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