syngamy

[ sing-guh-mee ]
/ ˈsɪŋ gə mi /

noun Biology.

union of gametes, as in fertilization or conjugation; sexual reproduction.

Nearby words

  1. synesthetic,
  2. synfuel,
  3. synfuels,
  4. syngamic,
  5. syngamous,
  6. syngas,
  7. synge,
  8. synge, john millington,
  9. syngeneic,
  10. syngeneic graft

Origin of syngamy

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

Related formssyn·gam·ic [sin-gam-ik] /sɪnˈgæm ɪk/, syn·ga·mous [sing-guh-muh s] /ˈsɪŋ gə məs/, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for syngamy

syngamy

syngenesis (sɪnˈdʒɛnɪsɪs)

/ (ˈsɪŋɡəmɪ) /

noun

other names for sexual reproduction
Derived Formssyngamic (sɪŋˈɡæmɪk) or syngamous (ˈsɪŋɡəməs), adjective

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Medicine definitions for syngamy

syngamy

[ sĭnggə-mē ]

n.

The fusion of two gametes in fertilization.
Related formssyn•gamic (sĭn-gămĭk) null adj.


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Science definitions for syngamy

syngamy

[ sĭnggə-mē ]

The fusion of two gametes in fertilization.
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