amphimixis

noun
am·​phi·​mix·​is | \ ˌam(p)-fi-ˈmik-səs How to pronounce amphimixis (audio) \
plural amphimixes\ ˌam(p)-​fi-​ˈmik-​ˌsēz How to pronounce amphimixes (audio) \

Definition of amphimixis

: the union of gametes in sexual reproduction

First Known Use of amphimixis

1890, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for amphimixis

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

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amphimixis

noun
am·​phi·​mix·​is | \ -ˈmik-səs How to pronounce amphimixis (audio) \
plural amphimixes\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce amphimixes (audio) \

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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