a cell that produces gametes.
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How to use gametocyte in a sentence
Meanwhile the gametocyte is becoming spherical, and its changes in shape aid in setting it free from the shrivelled host-cell.
Each female gametocyte gives rise to only a single female element (megagamete), after a process of nuclear purification.
British Dictionary definitions for gametocyte
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Scientific definitions for gametocyte
A cell from which gametes develop by meiosis. Oocytes and spermatocytes are gametocytes.
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