[ guh-mee-tuh-sahyt, gam-i- ]
/ gəˈmi təˌsaɪt, ˈgæm ɪ- /

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

/ (ɡəˈmiːtəʊˌsaɪt) /


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

[ gə-mētə-sīt′ ]


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

[ gə-mētə-sīt′ ]

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