Origin of gameteModern Latin gameta from Classical Greek gamet?, a wife from gamein, to marry from gamos: see gamo-
Sperm that is ready to join with an egg to fertilize the egg and reproduce is an example of a gamete.
Origin of gameteNew Latin gameta from Greek gametē wife gametēs husband from gamein to marry from gamos marriage ; see gemə- in Indo-European roots.
From Ancient Greek γαμετή (gametē, “wife”), γαμέτης (gametēs, “husband”), ultimately from γάμος (gamos, “marriage”).
- Similarly, other fertility techniques such as gamete intrafallopian transfer (GIFT) and zygote intrafallopian transfer (ZIFT) are also more likely to result in multiple gestations.
- Ectocarpus siliculosus, female gamete surrounded by male gametes.
- A, antherozoids, b, a female gamete.
- This view is still maintained by those who differentiate two acts of fertilization within the embryo-sac, and regard that of the egg by the first male-cell, as the true or generative fertilization, and that of the polar nuclei by the second male gamete as a vegetative fertilization which gives a stimulus to development in correlation with the other.
- Usually, however, only one of the fusing cells is a zoogamete, the other gamete being a much larger resting cell.