- Biology. the merging of the nuclei of the sperm and egg cells; sexual reproduction.
- Psychoanalysis. the combining of anal and genital eroticism in the development of sexuality.
Origin of amphimixis
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Amphimixis: the mingling of the germ plasm of two individuals.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
When a fresh nucleus has been thus formed (by amphimixis) in each of the copulating cells, they again separate.The Wonders of Life
Amphimixis, as we have seen, is one of the most potent forces against which the evolution of a new species has to contend.Parallel Paths
Thomas William Rolleston
- true sexual reproduction by the fusion of gametes from two organismsCompare apomixis
C19: from amphi- + Greek mixis a blending, from mignunai to mingle
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- The union of the sperm and egg in sexual reproduction.
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