Words nearby gameto-
WORDS THAT USE GAMETO-
What does gameto- mean?
The combining form gameto- is used like a prefix meaning “gamete,” a scientific term for a mature sexual reproductive cell, such as a sperm or egg, that unites with another cell to form a new organism. It is very occasionally used in scientific terms, especially in biology.
Gameto- ultimately comes from Greek gameîn, meaning “to marry.”
What are variants of gameto-?
When combined with words or word elements that begin with a vowel, gameto- becomes gamet-, as in gametangium, which uses the Latin equivalent of the form. Additional combining forms of the same general origin include gamo-, -gamous, and -gamy. Want to know more? Read our Words That Use articles for the forms.
Examples of gameto-
One example of a scientific term that features the form gameto- is gametocyte, “a cell that produces gametes.”
The gameto- part of the word means “gamete.” The form -cyte may also seem familiar; it means “cell,” from Greek kýtos. Gametocyte literally translates to “gamete cell.”
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How to use gameto- in a sentence
The process of cell-division, whereby the germ-cells or gametes are made, is called gameto-genesis.Woman and Womanhood|C. W. Saleeby