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gametocyte

[guh-mee-tuh-sahyt, gam-i-]
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noun Biology.
  1. a cell that produces gametes.

Origin of gametocyte

First recorded in 1895–1900; gameto- + -cyte
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Historical Examples

  • Meanwhile the gametocyte is becoming spherical, and its changes in shape aid in setting it free from the shrivelled host-cell.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5

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British Dictionary definitions for gametocyte

gametocyte

noun
  1. an animal or plant cell that develops into gametes by meiosisSee also oocyte, spermatocyte
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gametocyte in Medicine

gametocyte

(gə-mētə-sīt′)
n.
  1. A cell from which gametes develop by meiotic division, especially a spermatocyte or an oocyte.
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gametocyte in Science

gametocyte

[gə-mētə-sīt′]
  1. A cell from which gametes develop by meiosis. Oocytes and spermatocytes are gametocytes.
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