Gamete definitions

găm'ēt', gə-mēt'
A reproductive cell having the haploid number of chromosomes, especially a mature sperm or egg capable of fusing with a gamete of the opposite sex to produce a zygote.
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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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The definition of a gamete is a reproductive cell that has a single set of unpaired chromosomes and that can join with another cell to reproduce.

Sperm that is ready to join with an egg to fertilize the egg and reproduce is an example of a gamete.

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A reproductive cell having the haploid number of chromosomes, especially a mature sperm or egg capable of fusing with a gamete of the opposite sex to produce a zygote.
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A cell whose nucleus unites with that of another cell to form a new organism. A gamete contains only a single (haploid) set of chromosomes. Animal egg and sperm cells, the nuclei carried in grains of pollen, and egg cells in plant ovules are all gametes.
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(cytology) A reproductive cell (male (sperm) or female (egg)) that has only half the usual number of chromosomes.
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Origin of gamete

New Latin gameta from Greek gametē wife gametēs husband from gamein to marry from gamos marriage gemə- in Indo-European roots