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noun Biology.
  1. sexual reproduction.
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Origin of gamogenesis

First recorded in 1860–65; gamo- + -genesis
Related formsgam·o·ge·net·ic [gam-oh-juh-net-ik] /ˌgæm oʊ dʒəˈnɛt ɪk/, gam·o·ge·net·i·cal, adjectivegam·o·ge·net·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for gamogenesis

Historical Examples

  • Agamogenesis: reproduction without fertilization by a male: see parthenogenesis; gamogenesis.

    Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology

    John. B. Smith

  • Gamogenesis: reproduction through fertilization: see agamogenesis.

British Dictionary definitions for gamogenesis


  1. another name for sexual reproduction
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Derived Formsgamogenetic (ˌɡæməʊdʒɪˈnɛtɪk) or gamogenetical, adjectivegamogenetically, adverb
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gamogenesis in Medicine


  1. The act or process of sexual reproduction.
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