gametogenesis

noun
ga·me·to·gen·e·sis | \gə-ˌmē-tə-ˈje-nə-səs, ˌga-mə-tə-\

Definition of gametogenesis 

: the production of gametes

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Other Words from gametogenesis

gametogenic \gə-ˌmē-tə-ˈje-nik, ˌga-mə-tə- \ or gametogenous \ˌga-mə-ˈtä-jə-nəs \ adjective

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The process, in vitro gametogenesis, or I.V.G., so far has been used only in mice. Tamar Lewin, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Growing an entire baby from skin cells could happen in a decade, scientists say," 21 May 2017 The process, in vitro gametogenesis, or I.V.G., so far has been used only in mice. Tamar Lewin, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Growing an entire baby from skin cells could happen in a decade, scientists say," 21 May 2017 The process, in vitro gametogenesis, or I.V.G., so far has been used only in mice. Tamar Lewin, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Growing an entire baby from skin cells could happen in a decade, scientists say," 21 May 2017 The process, in vitro gametogenesis, or I.V.G., so far has been used only in mice. Tamar Lewin, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Growing an entire baby from skin cells could happen in a decade, scientists say," 21 May 2017 The process, in vitro gametogenesis, or I.V.G., so far has been used only in mice. Tamar Lewin, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Growing an entire baby from skin cells could happen in a decade, scientists say," 21 May 2017 The process, called in vitro gametogenesis, or IVG, so far has been used only in mice. Tamar Lewin, sacbee.com, "Babies from skin cells? Looming advance unsettles some experts.," 17 May 2017 The process, in vitro gametogenesis, or I.V.G., so far has been used only in mice. Tamar Lewin, New York Times, "Babies From Skin Cells? Prospect Is Unsettling to Some Experts," 16 May 2017

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First Known Use of gametogenesis

1887, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gametogenesis

gameto- + genesis

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The first known use of gametogenesis was in 1887

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gametogenesis

noun
ga·me·to·gen·e·sis | \ˌgam-ə-tə-ˈjen-ə-səs, gə-ˌmēt-ə- \
plural gametogeneses\-ˌsēz \

Medical Definition of gametogenesis 

: the production of gametes

Other Words from gametogenesis

gametogenous \ˌgam-ə-ˈtäj-ə-nəs \ adjective

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