progamete

[ proh-gam-eet, proh-guh-meet ]
/ proʊˈgæm it, ˌproʊ gəˈmit /

noun Biology.

a cell that is the precursor of one ovum or many spermatozoa; a spermatocyte or oocyte.

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Origin of progamete

First recorded in 1890–95; pro-2 + gamete
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