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gametocyte

[ guh-mee-tuh-sahyt, gam-i- ]
/ gəˈmi təˌsaɪt, ˈgæm ɪ- /
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noun Biology.
a cell that produces gametes.
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Origin of gametocyte

First recorded in 1895–1900; gameto- + -cyte
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British Dictionary definitions for gametocyte

gametocyte
/ (ɡəˈmiːtəʊˌsaɪt) /

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

gametocyte
[ gə-mētə-sīt′ ]

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