[ guh-mee-tuh-jen-uh-sis, gam-i- ]
/ gəˌmi təˈdʒɛn ə sɪs, ˌgæm ɪ- /

noun Biology.

the development of gametes.

Origin of gametogenesis

First recorded in 1895–1900; gameto- + -genesis

OTHER WORDS FROM gametogenesis

ga·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. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for gametogenesis


gametogeny (ˌɡæmɪˈtɒdʒɪnɪ)

/ (ˌɡæmɪtəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs) /


the formation and maturation of gametesSee also spermatogenesis, oogenesis

Derived forms of gametogenesis

gametogenic or gametogenous, adjective
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Medical definitions for gametogenesis

[ gə-mē′tə-jĕnĭ-sĭs ]


The formation and the development of gametes.

Other words from gametogenesis

ga•me′to•genic null adj.
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Scientific definitions for gametogenesis

[ gə-mē′tə-jĕnĭ-sĭs ]

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