amphimixis

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noun am·phi·mix·is \ˌam(p)-fi-ˈmik-səs\

Definition of amphimixis

plural

amphimixes

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  1. :  the union of gametes in sexual reproduction

Origin and Etymology of amphimixis

New Latin, from amphi- + Greek mixis mingling, from mignynai to mix — more at mix


First Known Use: 1890


Medical Dictionary

amphimixis

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noun am·phi·mix·is \-ˈmik-səs\

Medical Definition of amphimixis

plural

amphimixes

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  1. 1:  the union of gametes in sexual reproduction

  2. 2:  the combining of pregenital, anal, and urethral eroticism in the development of genital sexuality


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