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gametogenesis

[guh-mee-tuh-jen-uh-sis, gam-i-]
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noun Biology.
  1. the development of gametes.
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Origin of gametogenesis

First recorded in 1895–1900; gameto- + -genesis
Related formsga·me·to·gen·ic, gam·e·tog·e·nous [gam-i-toj-uh-nuh s] /ˌgæm ɪˈtɒdʒ ə nəs/, adjective
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gametogenesis

gametogeny (ˌɡæmɪˈtɒdʒɪnɪ)

noun
  1. the formation and maturation of gametesSee also spermatogenesis, oogenesis
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Derived Formsgametogenic or gametogenous, adjective
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gametogenesis in Medicine

gametogenesis

(gə-mē′tə-jĕnĭ-sĭs)
n.
  1. The formation and the development of gametes.
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Related formsga•me′to•genic null adj.
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gametogenesis in Science

gametogenesis

[gə-mē′tə-jĕnĭ-sĭs]
  1. The formation or production of gametes. In most multicellular organisms, gametogenesis takes place by meiosis.
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