- a cell that produces gametes.
Origin of gametocyte
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Meanwhile the gametocyte is becoming spherical, and its changes in shape aid in setting it free from the shrivelled host-cell.
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- A cell from which gametes develop by meiotic division, especially a spermatocyte or an oocyte.
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- A cell from which gametes develop by meiosis. Oocytes and spermatocytes are gametocytes.
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