syngamy

[ sing-guh-mee ]
/ ˈsɪŋ gə mi /

noun Biology.

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

Origin of syngamy

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

Related forms

syn·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 Forms

syngamic (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 forms

syn•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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