[guh-mee-tuh-jen-uh-sis, gam-i-]

noun Biology.

the development of gametes.

Origin of gametogenesis

First recorded in 1895–1900; gameto- + -genesis
Related formsga·me·to·gen·ic, gam·e·tog·e·nous [gam-i-toj-uh-nuh s] /ˌgæm ɪˈtɒdʒ ə nəs/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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gametogeny (ˌɡæmɪˈtɒdʒɪnɪ)


the formation and maturation of gametesSee also spermatogenesis, oogenesis
Derived Formsgametogenic or gametogenous, adjective
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gametogenesis in Medicine




The formation and the development of gametes.
Related formsga•me′to•genic null adj.
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gametogenesis in Science



The formation or production of gametes. In most multicellular organisms, gametogenesis takes place by meiosis.
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