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[guh-mee-tuh-sahyt, gam-i-]
noun Biology.
  1. a cell that produces gametes.
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Origin of gametocyte

First recorded in 1895–1900; gameto- + -cyte
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Historical Examples of gametocyte

  • Meanwhile the gametocyte is becoming spherical, and its changes in shape aid in setting it free from the shrivelled host-cell.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5


British Dictionary definitions for gametocyte


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


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


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