A reproductive cell that is haploid and can unite with another gamete to form the cell (zygote) that develops into a new individual.
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Other Word Forms of Gamete
Origin of Gamete
New Latin gameta from Greek gametē wife gametēs husband from gamein to marry from gamos marriage gemə- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Ancient Greek γαμετή (gametē, “wife”), γαμέτης (gametēs, “husband”), ultimately from γάμος (gamos, “marriage”).
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