Definitions for gametocytegəˈmi təˌsaɪt, ˈgæm ɪ-
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ga•me•to•cytegəˈmi təˌsaɪt, ˈgæm ɪ-(n.)
a cell that produces gametes.
Category: Cell Biology
Origin of gametocyte:
an immature animal or plant cell that develops into a gamete by meiosis
A diploid germ cell that divides by meiosis into a gamete.
A gametocyte is a eukaryotic germ cell that divides by mitosis into other gametocytes or by meiosis into gametids during gametogenesis. Male gametocytes are called spermatocytes, and female gametocytes are called oocytes.
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