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1. gamete

noun. ['ˈgæmiːt, gəˈmiːt'] a mature sexual reproductive cell having a single set of unpaired chromosomes.

Synonyms

  • spermatozoid
  • germ cell
  • antherozoid
  • ovum
  • spermatozoon
  • reproductive cell
  • egg cell
  • sperm
  • sperm cell
  • anisogamete
  • spermatid
  • oosphere
  • sex cell
  • spermatozoan

Etymology

  • γαμετή (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Words that Rhyme with Gamete

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Example sentences of the word gamete


1. Noun, singular or mass
So there would be two possible combinations of chromosomes in a given gamete.

2. Adjective
One particular chromosome in a gamete determines the gender of offspring.

3. Foreign word
Moreover, each gamete your gonads produce is a unique blend of your maternal and paternal chromosomes.

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