Definition of Gametocyte

1. Noun. An immature animal or plant cell that develops into a gamete by meiosis.

Generic synonyms: Cell
Specialized synonyms: Oocyte, Spermatocyte



Definition of Gametocyte

1. Noun. (cytology) A diploid germ cell that divides by meiosis into a gamete. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Gametocyte

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Medical Definition of Gametocyte

1. A cell capable of dividing to produce gametes, e.g., a spermatocyte or oocyte. Synonym: gamont. Origin: Gameto-+ G. Kytos, cell (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gametocyte

gamestresses
gamesy
gametal
gametangia
gametangium
gamete
gamete intra-fallopian transfer
gametes
gametic
gametic nucleus
gametically
gameto-
gametocide
gametocides
gametocyst
gametocyte (current term)
gametocytes
gametoecium
gametogeneses
gametogenesis
gametogenic
gametogenous
gametogonia
gametogonium
gametogony
gametoid
gametokinetic
gametokinetic hormone
gametophagia
gametophore

Literary usage of Gametocyte

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1. A Treatise on Zoology by Edwin Ray Lankester (1903)
"In the female gametocyte the process of multiplication to form gametes is in abeyance, and each female gametocyte becomes a female gamete after elimination ..."

2. A Manual of bacteriology clinical and applied by Richard Tanner Hewlett (1908)
"The flagellated body represents the male cell or - male gametocyte,' the flagella (-gametes') being analogous to the spermatozoa of higher animals. ..."

3. Medical and Veterinary Entomology: A Textbook for Use in Schools and by William Brodbeck Herms (1915)
"... some are sexual and may develop into gametes: 7a, female gametocyte, ... x, y, z); 86, male gametocyte or,hyaline crescent (crescents do not ordinarily ..."

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