ga·​me·​to·​gen·​e·​sis | \ gə-ˌmē-tə-ˈje-nə-səs How to pronounce gametogenesis (audio) , ˌga-mə-tə- \

Definition of gametogenesis

: the production of gametes

Other Words from gametogenesis

gametogenic \ gə-​ˌmē-​tə-​ˈje-​nik How to pronounce gametogenesis (audio) , ˌga-​mə-​tə-​ \ or gametogenous \ ˌga-​mə-​ˈtä-​jə-​nəs How to pronounce gametogenesis (audio) \ adjective

Examples of gametogenesis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The experiment, published Thursday in Science, marks the first time that researchers have overcome a key hurdle in the hunt for achieving one of reproductive medicine’s wilder ideas: in vitro gametogenesis, or IVG. Megan Molteni, STAT, 18 July 2021 The process, in vitro gametogenesis, or I.V.G., so far has been used only in mice. Tamar Lewin, New York Times, 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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ga·​me·​to·​gen·​e·​sis | \ ˌgam-ə-tə-ˈjen-ə-səs How to pronounce gametogenesis (audio) , gə-ˌmēt-ə- How to pronounce gametogenesis (audio) \
plural gametogeneses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce gametogenesis (audio) \

Medical Definition of gametogenesis

: the production of gametes

Other Words from gametogenesis

gametogenous \ ˌgam-​ə-​ˈtäj-​ə-​nəs How to pronounce gametogenesis (audio) \ adjective


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