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.
- am·phi·mic·tic [am-fuh-mik-tik], /ˌæm fəˈmɪk tɪk/, adjective
- am·phi·mic·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use amphimixis in a sentence
When a fresh nucleus has been thus formed (by amphimixis) in each of the copulating cells, they again separate.The Wonders of Life | Ernst Haeckel
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
amphimixis: the mingling of the germ plasm of two individuals.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology | John. B. Smith
British Dictionary definitions for amphimixis
true sexual reproduction by the fusion of gametes from two organisms: Compare apomixis
- amphimictic, adjective
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