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

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Other Words from gametogenesis

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

Examples of gametogenesis in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web 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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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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 gametogeneses (audio) \

Medical Definition of gametogenesis

: the production of gametes

Other Words from gametogenesis

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

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