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gamic

[gam-ik]
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adjective Biology.
  1. sexual(def 3).

Origin of gamic

1855–60; < Greek gamikós bridal of marriage, equivalent to gám(os) marriage, wedding + -ikos -ic
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Historical Examples

  • Gamic, gam′ik, adj. having a sexual character, of an ovum—opp.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)

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British Dictionary definitions for gamic

gamic

adjective
  1. (esp of reproduction) requiring the fusion of gametes; sexual

Word Origin

C19: from Greek gamikos of marriage; see gamete
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