amphimixis

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

Definition of amphimixis

plural amphimixes play \-ˌsēz\
: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


Medical Dictionary

amphimixis

noun am·phi·mix·is \ -ˈmik-səs \

medical Definition of amphimixis

plural amphimixes play \-ˌsēz\
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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