gametogenesis

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

the development of gametes.

Nearby words

  1. gamete intrafallopian transfer,
  2. gametic,
  3. gameto-,
  4. gametocide,
  5. gametocyte,
  6. gametoid theory,
  7. gametophore,
  8. gametophyte,
  9. gametothallus,
  10. gamey

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

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British Dictionary definitions for gametogenesis

gametogenesis

gametogeny (ˌɡæmɪˈtɒdʒɪnɪ)

/ (ˌɡæmɪtəʊˈdʒɛnɪsɪs) /

noun

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

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Medicine definitions for gametogenesis

gametogenesis

[ gə-mē′tə-jĕnĭ-sĭs ]

n.

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


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Science definitions for gametogenesis

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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