Definitions for gameteˈgæm it, gəˈmit
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
gam•eteˈgæm it, gəˈmit(n.)
a mature sexual reproductive cell, as a sperm or egg, that unites with another cell to form a new organism.
Category: Cell Biology
Origin of gamete:
1885–90; < NL gameta < Gk gametḗ wife, or gamétēs husband, der. of gameîn to marry
a mature sexual reproductive cell having a single set of unpaired chromosomes
A reproductive cell (male (sperm) or female (egg)) that has only half the usual number of chromosomes.
Origin: From γαμετή, γαμέτης, ultimately from γάμος.