• synonyms


See more synonyms for syngamy on Thesaurus.com
noun Biology.
  1. union of gametes, as in fertilization or conjugation; sexual reproduction.
Show More

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

British Dictionary definitions for syngamy


syngenesis (sɪnˈdʒɛnɪsɪs)

  1. other names for sexual reproduction
Show More
Derived Formssyngamic (sɪŋˈɡæmɪk) or syngamous (ˈsɪŋɡəməs), adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

syngamy in Medicine


  1. The fusion of two gametes in fertilization.
Show More
Related formssyn•gamic (sĭn-gămĭk) null adj.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

syngamy in Science


  1. The fusion of two gametes in fertilization.
Show More
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary Copyright © 2011. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.