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syngamy

[ sing-guh-mee ]
/ ˈsɪŋ gə mi /
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noun Biology.
union of gametes, as in fertilization or conjugation; sexual reproduction.
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Origin of syngamy

First recorded in 1900–05; syn- + -gamy

OTHER WORDS FROM syngamy

syn·gam·ic [sin-gam-ik], /sɪnˈgæm ɪk/, syn·ga·mous [sing-guh-muhs], /ˈsɪŋ gə məs/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for syngamy

syngamy

syngenesis (sɪnˈdʒɛnɪsɪs)

/ (ˈsɪŋɡəmɪ) /

noun
other names for sexual reproduction

Derived forms of syngamy

syngamic (sɪŋˈɡæmɪk) or syngamous (ˈsɪŋɡəməs), adjective
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Scientific definitions for syngamy

syngamy
[ sĭnggə-mē ]

The fusion of two gametes in fertilization.
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