[guh-mee-tuh-sahyt, gam-i-]

noun Biology.

a cell that produces gametes.

Origin of gametocyte

First recorded in 1895–1900; gameto- + -cyte Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for gametocyte



an animal or plant cell that develops into gametes by meiosisSee also oocyte, spermatocyte
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gametocyte in Medicine




A cell from which gametes develop by meiotic division, especially a spermatocyte or an oocyte.
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gametocyte in Science



A cell from which gametes develop by meiosis. Oocytes and spermatocytes are gametocytes.
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